Reply to post: Re: Need an IT equivalent of mechanical sympathy....

Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

David Given

Re: Need an IT equivalent of mechanical sympathy....

This has been well known for years --- go look up 'quantum bododynamics' in the Hacker's Dictionary...

Brief summary: bogons are particles which cause technology to fail. Some people emit bogons, thus causing technological failure when they're nearby. Others absorb them, damping the level of ambient bogon radiation.

This is why the printer always works fine when the sysadmin is nearby; the sysadmin has been working in tech for so long that they've become a highly effective bogon sink.

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