Doing Computer

When it’s hot and sunny outside, I can do computers inside in the nice air conditioning.

When it’s cold and wet outside, I can do computers inside with the lovely warm heat on.

When I’m sad, I can do computers and find something to cheer me up.

When I broke both my elbows, my wrists still worked, so I could position my laptop on my lap just so that I could do computers just fine.

When I’m laid out from the flu, I can still crack open my laptop and do little stuff. I don’t find it very taxing to do computers even while sick.

When I’m starting to feel a little bored, I can do computers and definitely find something to zap away that boredom.

When my family is on a long drive, if I can take a turn not driving, I can pair my laptop to my mobile internet connection and do computers right from the car.

I will computer in a box. And I will computer with a fox. I will computer in a house. And I will computer with a mouse.

Is it a blessing or is it a curse?

Most jobs are not this way. You can’t be a nurse with a mild flu. You can’t teach yoga with a torn leg muscle. You can’t be a line cook from the pool bar.



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2 responses to “Doing Computer”

  1. The pros outweigh the cons. You also can’t be a nurse working from a beach in Jamaica.

  2. Blake Watson says:

    I feel this so hard. As my muscles slowly get weaker and weaker I find myself “doing computer” more and more. I sometimes worry about how much screen time I’m putting in, but at the same time, doing computer is when I feel I have the most agency and creativity.

    Like you said, I’m not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse sometimes, but it blows my mind that a dude from Mississippi who can barely move his fingers can be gainfully employed in a modern industry. That wouldn’t have been as doable in decades past. I’m grateful for the web, modern computing, and the shoulders of the giants who came before to make all of it possible.

    Unironically, what a time to be alive!

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