The biggest news in the UK at the moment is all about when IT goes wrong. Well, really it’s about the appalling injustice, destruction and simple chaos that can follow when IT goes wrong and the management who commissioned it are still believers.
And that, of course, brings us very quickly to the people who use the IT in question. And who might have been responsible.
It’s a big issue and, oddly enough, one that I started to grapple with umpty-um years ago in my first single-title novel. Not that I realised that was it was any sort of issue at the time. I just had a story and some characters and a cracking setting on an imaginary Caribbean island.
When IT Goes Wrong Spontaneously
As anyone who has sat at their desk and watched the rolling beach ball of doom spin can attest, IT can go wrong at any time.
Sometimes it’s the user’s responsibility. Fat finger syndrome is common to just about everyone on the planet.
For instance, I can’t count the times I’ve pressed two keys simultaneously. The unfortunate machine freezes.
I sort of sympathise. The poor thing can’t say, “Oh come ON. Make your mind up.” Though perhaps one day it will, come to think of it. Continue reading