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After a hard day dealing with balky printers, stubborn viruses etc., Murphy’s Laws on Technology are a source of comfort. Here a few gems, along with my observations:

“New systems generate new problems.”
Installing any new hardware or software really scares me.

“Any part when dropped will roll into the least accessible corner.”
Some favorite hiding places are under a desk or between a pair of file cabinets.
Dark carpeting turns a simple retrieval into an expedition.
I’ll be wearing a white shirt that day. The shirt will be covered with laser toner cartridge dust and lines from the pen I tucked into the pocket. No, I don’t use a pocket protector.

“The attention span of a computer is only as long as its electrical cord.”
Oops, I hope that staff member saved their data to a flash drive.

“If it’s not in the computer, it does not exist.”
Sometimes the answer is in a book.

“When all else fails, read the instructions.”
I forget to do this. There, I admitted it.

“A meeting is an event in which the minutes are kept and the hours are lost.”
Enough said.

“All’s well that ends.”
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