Do you compute?
Over the weekend, a pair of incidents involving computer downtime led to unexpected delays. Car maker General Motors
However, Atlanta-bound passengers flying Delta
Are we relying too much on the box? My father prefers to peck away on his IBM
He's right. However, despite all the anger that may have been channeled through a half-dozen hour-long waits at boring airports all over the country, it's undeniable that computers have also enriched our lives.
No, I'm not on the Dell
So, maybe GM and Delta were making a beeline to our popular Help with this STUPID computer! discussion board over the weekend. Why not? It's easy to get frustrated. However, botched connections can get rerouted, and an extra day in GM's 0% financing world is literally of no interest.
In the end, that's all that really computes.
Has your computer ever gone down and left you at a loss? Are you too dependent on your machine? How can you protect yourself from serious downtime? All this and more -- in the Help with this STUPID computer! discussion board. Only on Fool.com.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz tries not to shout at his computer when it's acting up. He believes that positive reinforcement works best. He does not own shares in any companies mentioned in this story.