Banana skins and Computing
For some reason, the slipping-on-a-banana-skin
equivalent of using computers, especially when
using projectors, is when reboots or hangups occur
in full view of an often hostile audience. It is
extremely funny when it happens to any hapless
individual with the sole exception of oneself.
For some reason, the computer decides to play hooky
and the audience (however dignified it may be considered
to be) goes into peals of embarrassing laughter; accompanied
by wild suggestions to press this key or that. The safest
thing to do is to pull out any plugs from the comp to
the projector; all that it will do is get the audience
into intense speculations as to what wrong is being committed
behind the scenes, but will save one from being humiliated further
if they knew even half of what was happening.
Speaking from experience? yes, from the audience side. People just loooove to do some backseat driving!