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Chapter 1. Riddles for the Information A... > Computers Make It Easy to Get into T...

Computers Make It Easy to Get into Trouble

Computers that sit on a desk simply behave in the same, irritating way computers always have, and they don't have to be crossed with anything. My friend Jane used to work in public relations as an account coordinator. She ran Windows 95 on her desktop PC, using Microsoft Word to write memos and contracts. The core of Windows 95 is the hierarchical file system. All of Jane's documents were stored in little folders, which were stored in other little folders. Jane didn't understand this or see the advantage to storing things that way. Actually, Jane didn't give it a lot of thought but merely took the path of least resistance.


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