Ergonomically Incorrect

It's back in the days of the Great Ergonomics Scare, and the big company where this pilot fish works has decided to give all employees new ergonomically correct keyboards and mice.

"The keyboards were a bit oversize, and left the mouse pads squeezed onto desks wherever they would fit," says fish.

"Shortly after getting the new keyboard, I noticed that random numbers would show up in whatever I was typing. I called IT and they remotely updated the drivers.

"But the problem continued intermittently and got progressively worse. IT made a few more tries at fixing the problem remotely but nothing worked. It finally got to the point that the keyboard would type a few numbers or symbols even when I was not at my desk.

"Eventually IT gave up trying to solve the problem remotely and sent a real, live IT tech to assess the situation. I explained what was happening. He reached down and moved my mouse pad over an inch so that it didn't drape down onto my keyboard -- and left without saying a single word."

C'mon, you know you've got something to say to Sharky. Send me your true tale of IT life at sharky@computerworld.com. You'll snag a snazzy Shark shirt if I use it. Add your comments below, and read some great old tales in the Sharkives.

Get your daily dose of out-takes from the IT Theater of the Absurd delivered directly to your Inbox. Subscribe now to the Daily Shark Newsletter.

To express your thoughts on Computerworld content, visit Computerworld's Facebook page, LinkedIn page and Twitter stream.
Windows 10 annoyances and solutions
Shop Tech Products at Amazon
Notice to our Readers
We're now using social media to take your comments and feedback. Learn more about this here.