Friday, February 6, 2009

Credible Stuff

One of my future research projects involves finding out why Wikipedia is the most credible web source out there. It tends to be the "end all" of sources.

Another thing I've noticed is when person A is trying to make something happen on their computer. They try numerous times and it doesn't work. So they call in person B. Person B can be literally anyone--computer skilled or not--and whatever they are trying to do suddenly works.

Theory 1: The computer has power. We have power. It's the classic two-against-one theory. When you have the powers of two people against one machine, we can overpower it.

Theory 2: The computer just doesn't like you and will give you as much hassle as possible, but will behave when anyone else is there because it wants to make you look foolish.

1 comment:

  1. I think the same thing happens with kids. Kids usually behave for others and they are terrible for their parents. I'm looking forward to many instances like this.