Double-Click the Lab Rat

I have to remind myself upon occasion that being at the computer does not necessarily mean I’m also being effective. I’ve had this uncomfortable realization lately that after a certain amount of time that really, I’ve just become a lab rat, pressing a lever for my pellet. Entertain me. Click. Tell me something. Click. Do something interesting. Click. Has this got news? Click. Any useless information? Click. Have you at least got a joke? Click. (Repeat ad nauseum.)

It’s also a bit like weight lifting. Once you’ve burned out your muscles, (or ‘worked the muscle to failure,’ in gym-speak) you get no additional benefit from more repetitions. More reps will just put you in danger of injury. And at times, I’m at risk of Click-itis.

I don’t think it’s an accident that that clicky device is called a mouse.

I’m re-naming my mouse ‘lab rat’ just to remind myself I need to step away from the computer unless I know what I’m there to do.

And on that note, I think I’ve made my point, so it’s time to hit publish and clear out of here.

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About Tentative Equinox North

Theatremaker, Homemaker, Thoughtmaker. Great hair, Probably looking forward to my next nap.
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One Response to Double-Click the Lab Rat

  1. Paul says:

    I’ve named my mouse ‘Precious’.

    I’ve been calling him precious for five hundred years now.

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