"People who work with computers-especially those being exposed to a machine for the first time-can become quite entranced with these qualities, finding the computer a kind of alter ego.
"Sometimes programmers just won't go home, take a bath or anything," reports a computer man who has got over it himself. "They're like a kid falling in love with a hot rod. They'll sit there working with their newfound 'friend' 20 hours a day, just watching the lights and drinking coffee. After a while they get to looking pale and unhealthy. They sit there fascinated and just forget to eat." Life
, October 27, 1967 on "How the Computer gets the answer."
for those of you on Windows 2000/XP, you might want to check this out. I don't think it's going to be an isolated phenomena, seeing as how other bloggers
(link has a link to a picture) are reporting it. Luckily, the first link has an easy solution to the problem, non-savvy users might be quite perplexed with the "important" looking dialogue box.