Computers are evil. They do not enhance my freedom to play tennis all day or liberate me from my burdens. I still wear a harness and drag the plow through the mud. The handy spell-checker is the exception to this jaundiced view on computers, granted. The situation is analogous to my conviction that High School was an intellectual wasteland but I did benefit from learning to type and Driver's Ed. I'm a practical man, baby. Or a practical Man-Baby, take your pick.
I'm also part geek; part-time geek-heretic. I work with the tools of technology but I'm quite familiar with the sick side of it too. ...i.e., the constant push for technology to raise the bar to yield the next THING that will make everyone go "Cool!". In the motion graphics field, this is the lifeblood of existence. When 3D animation hit the scene, we feasted our eyes on gratuitous flying text. Many a drooling TV passenger sailed through the "O"s and curly-ques of each letter. Ooooo! "Wow, I just want to get in there and lick all those shiny steel and glass fonts!" It made the Cool Chakra buzz for the requisite .3 orgasm duration.
'Course, that's all yesterday's novelty. Now you can do high-end work with a home computer. But beware the over-stimulation of the Cool Chakra, for it tends towards a stunted-development aesthetic, puts hair on the palms, etc.
So remove yourself from the computer now! Go outside. Say hello to a fish. Put on a harness and plow the mud. Make love to a pile of leaves. Remember: the organic world is the basis for what the computer geek seeks to emulate and control (the evasion of mortality and kissing of girls). But don't be fooled. Be free my brothers and sisters. Be free!
Meanwhile, here's some more computer graphics to delight and tantalize. I hope you find them cool.