Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Computer Madness

Will Fiorella's computer triangularization never end?

Her old faithful Dell laptop has fallen in battle.  Translation: Fio dropped it one too many times and its lid is tearing off, which is probably what is causing it to scramble words Fiorella writes, randomly fail to save, and sometimes erase what Fio has written earlier.  Her new Toshiba laptop has been captured by a browser hijacker.  Translation: Fio has inadvertently run ads down the side of her blog and can't reach Google, her favorite research engine.  Her upstairs desktop is old and clanky.  Translation: it doesn't have Fio's blog or updated work-in-progress on it.

On the other hand, Fio can still contact Google on the Dell, can use Documents without fear of electronic shenanigans on the Toshiba, and can answer email without weird things happening on the desktop.

The only solution is to copy Fiorella's work-in-progress to the desktop, rush the Toshiba to Click Computers as soon as Fio finishes copy edits, and pray for electronic sanity as Fio writes her blog on the remains of the Dell.

Weren't computers supposed to make our lives easier?

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