The poet Shanthini Govindan in her poem "My Computer Needs a Break", talks about both the positives and negatives of using a computer. A computer makes the lives of human beings much easier. But when one gets more inclined towards using technology, it might prove as destructive to the devices. The poet's computer does not save files or check spellings just like other normal computers. The computer first gets infested by a worm and then a virus, which slows down its activity. The poet later realises that just like human beings, the computer also needs rest to function normally, and therefore asks the same question to the technician who repairs it. She finally decides to take a break from the tech life.