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    1. Pete

      Pete Well-Known Member

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      Hi,

      My name's Peter and I talk to my computer.

      Its just when you've been looking at the same CAD program for a long time, and it's not quite doing what you want it to do... I find my self talking through what my hands are doing on the keyboard and mouse, and complaining to the screen when a feature fails for the umpteenth time...

      Now i'm starting to get funny looks from other people in the office who apparently don't talk quite so openly and frankly to their computer.

      C'mon people, surely it can't just be me!!?
       
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    3. MechEngineer

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      I often talk to my computer, but it's usually foul language! Maybe you are nurturing your PC by talking to it nicely!
       
    4. shlamimo

      shlamimo Active Member

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      Hehe - well you are definately not alone :)
      (wisper: I even say bad words to my PC sometimes ;))

      In fact I read somewhere that people tend to apply human features to inanimate objects, especially if there is close interaction involved (read: computers). Also that people tend to "trust" PCs that they've "known" for longer (for instance, to send some private information most people would pick the PC that they used before instead of the "strange" one). This happens on the subconscious level - after all, we are just human.

      So keep talking my friend - that's pretty normal!
       
    5. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

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      An extreme example could be Tom Hanks' pal in Cast Away, Wilson!

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