Turning on the computer

I was seated in my computer chair. I reached out my hand and pressed the ‘on’ button. After a moment the computer turned itself on.

64 Responses to “Turning on the computer”

  1. Jessica says:

    Dang it! Wish I found your blog earlier. When I pressed the button that has like a line that appears to go through the top of an incomplete circle, my computer turned itself on too. Wondered what that button was for. Oh the frustrations, why couldn’t the button just had the word ON. Maybe if I had been sitting in a computer chair instead of using the lawn chair from outside, it wouldn’t have taken me so long. Anyway, I’m going to wait till I get a computer chair before I attempt to find the off button.

  2. With all due respect, I need to correct your inaccuracy. You pressed the on button, then your computer – prompted by this action – was activated. You, therefor, turned it on. It did not turn itself on, as you state in your post.
    I only bring this to your attention as, after wading through to the end of your post, to find your mistake was utterly disappointing. I think, after this, my first reading of your blog, that I may ahve lost all respect I ever had for you.
    Please pay more attention to details in future.

  3. Okay, so I just realised I wrecked that comment by mis-spelling “have” in the second last sentence. So sue me.

  4. mike says:

    No way the computer turned itself on. The on button does just this- it turns the computer on for you. I thought you would very interested in this clarification.

  5. A person says:

    Ah the old computational device, how we love it so. I can only hypothesize that the small delay experienced in turning it on is due to the electrical components inside the machine requiring some time to be filled with an electrical current. After that has occurred then we are able to use the device, but only after all the installed software has loaded itself into the computer’s memory chips. The details of this procedure may be documented on the internet somewhere, although it does depend on the software installed.

  6. caro says:

    My computer freezes, which is strange because my room is warm.

  7. Kathy says:

    do you know how to turn off the computer again? haha

  8. Phil Ruse says:

    Only a moment? Not Windows XP then.

  9. Rich says:

    Mine does that too. Hurray!

  10. rev.phil says:

    I keep confusing the circle and line thingy with the little blue (when it’s on) radio tower light thingy. Unfortunately when I push the little blue thingy, nothing seems to happen. I assume that’s not the off button?

  11. PhilJustPhil says:

    @rev.phil
    When I push the little blue thingy, my fillings start playing Beethoven.
    If I push the outy-looking thingy next to it, will I get Bach?

  12. sharanga says:

    Mine doesn’t do that.

  13. anonymous says:

    What happened to the “press the any key to continue” in your posting?

  14. Enraged says:

    @Brand New Day:

    Don’t think it occurred to you, but you misspelled “therefore” too. Go back to elementary school. It’s laughable how you think you’ve got all the rights to criticize another person’s English when yours is in fact pathetically far from perfect.

    But my main point is, you made an unnecessarily big deal out of a minor error in a post that was supposed to be funny. Oh you must be terribly fun at parties. Sure, what you pointed out was a legit mistake by the author all right. But write a line or two on that and move on already. Proceeding to say that you’ve lost all respect you ever had for him over something as trivial as this is absurd and plain histrionic. Relax, stranger! Did he murder a baby or throw his own mother into volcanic lava? Geez. Chill, for Pete’s sake. We all make small mistakes. (So do you, evidently. Just thought I should remind you.) Point it out if you wish, but don’t overdo it, because it’s disgusting.

    That pathetically self-righteous tone of your comment annoyed me to no end, so… with all due respect, here I am, making a huge deal out of YOUR “ahve” and “therefor”, just to give you a taste of your own medicine.

    So sue me.

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