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February 04, 2004

The Problem with LCD Monitors

When I had a monitor the size and weight of a 747, Dot sat on top of it, and all was well. After my new Dell flat-panel 1901 monitor arrived--and it is absolutely gorgeous and crystal-clear--Dot prowled around my desk for a week, no doubt waiting for me to restore "her" monitor. She finally gave up, but I now have a little problem printing and copying, particularly when she leans on the feed tray (which causes it to fall out). I get attitude when I try to lift the lid to make a copy by hand, and she occasionally leans over to bite paper as it emerges the printer.

There's no moral to this story. Dot is a cat. She sits where she wants, and she's beyond morality. Emma, the other cat, sleeps on the couch, and I doubt I'll exchange it for a two-dimensional version any time soon...


Posted by kgs at February 4, 2004 05:44 PM

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I think that the computer equipment neurosis is rampant in cats whose owners are technology-addicted. One of my cats would sit on the monitor while I worked (just like Dot!) and the other would sit patiently, waiting for the printer to start with its noisy "ka-chunk" intake of paper, and then paw at it endlessly until it stopped. Truth is, they just want to be close to us :)

Posted by: Librarian in Black at February 5, 2004 08:39 AM