Why do people have their computer in

  pj123 16:36 01 Nov 05
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their bedroom?

Before I retired I was an IT trainer for a County Council teaching up to 15 people in a class at a time.

Since retiring I still have about 20 people that I teach on a one to one basis in their own home. Out of these 20 at least 17 of them have their computer in the bedroom????? Why do they do that? I find visiting them and going upstairs to their bedroom very embarrasing. I am generally sitting on the end of the bed trying to teach them how to use their computer.

  wee eddie 16:50 01 Nov 05

The bedroom is probably the only place that one can work without interruption.

It is also said that a large %age of Net traffic is Porn related. This would not go down well in front of Granny or the Kids.

  pj123 17:07 01 Nov 05

wee eddie, yes I can understand that. But most of these people are on their own. No Grannies, No Children.

I have 8 computers in my house that I use for teaching purposes, (for people who do not have a computer) none of which are in a bedroom. I don't think I would like anyone wandering through my house, particularly my bedrooms.

  DieSse 17:19 01 Nov 05

Yes, I agree - I find that when going to houses for problem finding. Me - I've got a office ta!

  josie mayhem 17:24 01 Nov 05

Space!

It ruins the fung shai (or how ever it's spelt!) of the lounge?

Me never kept it in the bedroom, but I am now lucky enough to have a study that is now MINE computer room/office

  ade.h 18:29 01 Nov 05

Pronounced fung shwey. (Load of cobblers anyway!)

  watchful 18:44 01 Nov 05

Very simple really. Mine is in the spare bedroom because there's no room anywhere else.

It's got nothing to do with dodgy sites (not in my case anyway).

  Forum Editor 18:47 01 Nov 05

may be a load of cobblers to you, but visit somewhere like Hong Kong and you'll find a very different attitude. One of my clients is an international banking group, and when I visit their HK headquarters I'm given my own office. It has a plate glass wall with stunning views of Hong Kong harbour from 30 floors up. The first time I went there I wanted to sit so I could watch the harbour, so I moved the desk. Within tem minutes I had a call from one of the bank's directors - would I mind moving the desk back where it was? The local Feng Shui man had set my office furniture out, and none of the staff would come into the room unless I observed his wishes regarding the layout.

There's an office building there which has a huge square hole right through the middle, which is for a dragon which needs to be able to fly unobstructed from a hillside to the sea.

When the bank of China opened a new prestige office building they ordered two huge lion figures that would site outside the main entrance. The Chinese like having lions to guard entrances, and these were enormous, and very heavy - made of bronze. On the day the building was due to be inaugurated the Feng Shui man said that one of the lions was slightly out of position, and he wouldn't allow the ceremony to go ahead. None of the staff would enter the building until a crane had moved the statue a few inches.

It's a very serious business, and you ignore it at your peril. You certainly wouldn't get far in business there if you referred to Feng Shui as 'a load of cobblers'.

  rowdy 19:03 01 Nov 05

Surely the point is that ade.h is not there, or doing buisness with them, he is perfectly entitled to the view that it is a load of cobblers ( which in my opinion also it is ).

Having to kow tow to local beliefs does not mean giving credence to them. If it is the local custom to give large bribes would you do that too.

rowdy

  Dan the Doctus 19:16 01 Nov 05

I keep my desktop in my lounge and tend to carry my laptop around, so it can end up in any room, including the bedroom. One of the advantages of being a bachelor is my double bed has plenty of space to put it! *sob*

But not for porn reasons - it's just convenient (honest!).

  stalion 19:16 01 Nov 05

it's so that when they stay on the pc to long they can just keel over and crash out

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