My secret guilty pleasure is LOLCats.
Yeah, I know they can’t spell to save their lives, the grammar is terrible, and the punctuation is non-existent… but they’re freaking funny!
I stumbled across a cute one while I was spending (wasting) an inordinate amount of time in the Cheezburger Network, and began thinking…
Wouldn’t the world be a better place if cats could fix computers? As a freelancer, money is sometimes good, sometimes great, and sometimes nonexistent. Therefore I HATE paying someone to help fix my computer. I try to do as much as I can alone, and often only call tech support once I’ve hopelessly killed my computer… usually with a deadline looming.
Besides saving a ton of money on geeks-for-hire and technical support, here are some of the advantages we would enjoy if cats could really fix computers:
They could just fit right in there, under the desk, and sometimes even IN the computer. You wouldn’t have to drag your heavy, dusty desktop out of the hole you stashed it in. The cats could also navigate the tangled mess of wires back there without accidently unplugging something.
Teeny Paws and Claws
Have you seen some of the teeny-tiny screwdrivers and tools used in computer repair!? Normal people with real-size hands don’t have a prayer without a magnifying glass and a lot of patience.
Little paws have a much better chance of manipulating those itty-bitty parts and tools.
Have you ever seen a cat sit perfectly still for hours watching a hole that might (just might) contain a mouse? I know I’ve never been that patient… I can’t sit through two minutes of commercials when watching TV without getting bored or distracted and getting up to do something else.
A cat? All the patience needed to perform those tedious little computer fix-its.
Ever crawled around under your desk with a flashlight trying to fix something on the back of your computer? How about pulling your swingy desk-lamp close enough to burn your ear so you could see the little screws you’re trying to put your computer back together with?
Kitty-cats can see in the dark. They can spot all those little screws you’ve dropped, see into the computer casing without taking up valuable space with a bulky flashlight, and go right to the correct cord under the desk without… uh, batting an eye.
Image credit icanhas.cheezburger.com
If a cat sticks a claw in the wrong spot on the motherboard and gets fried, he’ll survive… at least the first 8 times.