"Hey mom, the VCR's working again."
Sometimes I wish this didn't happen . . . because it looks like I think I'm better than people when I say "lemme try". When I know perfectly well that half the time I can get better results than others just by doing the exact same thing.
I don't understand it, personally - I like computers, and I guess they like me.
A novice was trying to fix a broken Lisp machine by turning the power off and on.Don't bother telling me that it's impossible . . . because I know that already.
The professor, seeing what the student was doing, spoke sternly: "You cannot fix a machine by just power-cycling it with no understanding of what is going wrong."
The professor turned the machine off and on.
The machine worked.
Sometimes it's nice, but . . . I dunno. Sometimes it would be good to be normal . . . not like that's going to happen anytime soon :P
I suppose I could try to poetically link this to the fact that Gattaca just came on TV, but I'd rather not - I'd rather go watch Gattaca.