We are ALL Dr. Babooner
Dear Dr. Babooner,
Last Friday I spent ten hours building websites and troubleshooting tech problems at my day job, and then I trudged home to do some online shopping. Through the weekend I checked in with all my friends and family on Facebook, followed the Sunday football games on my fantasy league sites, and spent the wee hours of the next day chasing down Cyber Monday deals before heading off to work.
Then today while I was Googling concepts for a client who has an amazing idea for a new app, I realized something kind of frightening – I’m totally fed up with computers.
Which is kind of a problem because I’m at the keyboard, staring at a screen pretty much nonstop during my day. If I really can’t stand computers, I’ll be out of work and on the street before the week is out.
At first I thought I should go to the HR department and talk to someone about it, but then I realized I didn’t have to – I could just go online to find a whole bunch of great resources to deal with computer fatigue.
And guess what? The internet is also full of advice for what to do when you’ve had it with the internet. Most of the sites tell you to log off and go outside and do something physical, though there are also a bunch that suggest you to clean the house or take a nap.
But I didn’t do any of that – because the more websites I found about people hating computers and being online, the better I felt!
I don’t know if that means I’m cured, or just more pathetic than ever. Do you?
I was about to answer DigiFried when I realized it was an unseasonably mild day in early December, and if I took an afternoon walk I could watch some snow melt in the local park.
What do YOU think, Dr. Babooner?