Can You Think Like A Computer?

I’ve been working in the computer industry for 12 years now. I get a lot of requests throughout the day with people asking me to troubleshoot technical issues they they are stumbling with. Most of these are troubleshooting issues such as why can’t I login from one place to another.. Why doesn’t this work? 99% of the time I can help them with it.

This got me thinking why it’s comes so easy to me when I troubleshoot problems. I realize that it’s because I think like a machine. I actually imagine myself in the machine doing what the machine is doing.. Why I might be failing.. I follow step by step what the machine is trying to do, and I arrive at the obvious reasons why certain things are not working.

Machines are stupid creatures, very very stupid. It’s easy to follow their simple brains.