This is a question that has plagued ethicists since the beginning of time, or at least since 1982.
Even computers that run Dog's chosen operating system, Linux, may crash from time to time.
I put my Windows desktop to sleep properly on Saturday _ it was a totally normal night _ and in the morning I couldn't wake it up.
(eleventh earl of mar)
I usually buy the cheapest computer I can find, but this one was two or three steps up from the bottom of the line, when it was new. And now *poof*, up in smoke, just a few weeks after its warranty expired.
Why did this have to happen to it? This Fujitsu-Siemens with a Pentium D never made an incorrect calculation in its entire life! At least not that I know of.
And I never even got a chance to, you know, tell it I felt indifferent towards it. Or to back up my files and say goodbye.
I relied on it for stuff. I had some good times using it, and it _ it was there too, cooling fan humming gently in the background.
When there is no rational explanation for why a computer dies, it makes you wonder: why does an omniscientific Dog allow things that defy science to happen? Does Dog even exist?
Credo Quia Absurdum.
Anyhow, I guess I have to go outside and play now.
Sunday, December 9, 2007