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Convicted of endangering their computers?

Plants need water--most computers don't

Just because you can take your laptop into the bathroom, doesn't mean you should. Unfortunately, users often ignore common sense and place expensive computer equipment in harms way. From soft drink spills to duct-tape fixes, these users are support calls just waiting to happen. I recommend they all be convicted for endangering their computers.

Posted by Bill Detwiler
Section Editor, TechRebuplic

Sure, a few plants add a nice Zen quality to your workspace, but this user is ignoring the first rule of mixing computers and vegetation--don't put the plants above the electronics. Water runs downhill.

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...