Hardware Envy,

It started out many years ago with monitor envy, one person in the department go multiple monitors (I admit it, it was me), and pretty soon, multiple monitors where popping up all over the floor, so much so, that almost all new computers for the Systems Group come with two video cards.

now we appear to have moved on, and now we have phone envy, just who can have the fanciest, headphones, digital lines, and handsets (I think the logic, is hands free allows you to type while on the phone, but I enjoy balancing the phone on my shoulder) I suppose its what you expect working in an it department.

We also have PDA envy emerging, but I’m not sure that one will stick, there is still the a few ‘freaks’ in the department who want to spend some time away from computers.