Sunday, March 05, 2006

Dumb User

This morning I feared that my two year old laptop had given up ghost. The techies I know have predicted doomsday for a while now. It would not boot up no matter how much I coaxed it.

Ten years have elapsed between my engineering degree and me.Back in the day I used program in assembly language all in days work.Today I was no behaving no better than the broken-cup-holder stereotype.

My dumbing down has been a slow but steady process and I fear the worst is yet to come. In the end all it took was to pull out the battery pack and push it back again - securing it with scotch tape for good measure.

Rarely if ever has the sight of the Windows logo caused me as much euphoria as it did this morning. Later in the day I asked around to see what might be a fair market value for my machine on eBay or Craigslist. I am almost half ready to sell unless laziness gets the better of me.


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