Everybody working with computers has probably experienced days when nothing seemed to work, from an unusual frequency of typos to difficulties in clicking the mouse on exactly the right spot to downright crashes. Of course, the technical people always either blame the user for such things, or some program, or the hardware. But when it comes to actually finding the mistake, the "experts" are often enough as much at loss as anybody else. There is a special term they use for the problems that are the hardest to diagnose: intermittent failures. What they mean is, that although you may go through exactly the same steps that once led to a crash, it may not happen the next time round. But, of course, this also works other way around: doing exactly what you always do may sometimes crash your machine.

Computers have become so incredibly complex that they also share some of the problems of living organisms. Everybody has heard about computer virus infections. But this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many computer diseases, and even before symptoms become obvious there is often a subtle imbalance, which is ultimately the cause of serious problems, but which is impossible to diagnose for the computer operator hooked on his pre-Aquarian mechanistic view of computers and, perhaps, the world. We at the Institute of Holistic Computer Wellness have done extensive research on these problems, and have found that ideas from holistic medicine actually help to diagnose and to treat intermittent computer failures. In some cases we achieved dramatic improvements.