Monday, August 31, 2009

Computer Crash

Have I ever told you that I am no friend of computer technology? Oh sure, it can come in handy sometimes and all the nifty gadgets are quite amazing- but seriously, I only seem to know enough to be completely lost when something I've come to depend on -FAILS. Our main computer, for example. It has died- at least its "mother board" has. (Doesn't that word sound so "Star Trekish"? Like - 'mother ship' or something?) Our computer lasted for 7 years- well, I should qualify that statement: it had an overhaul 3 years ago to replace its motherboard, hard drive, sound card and power supply, so maybe I should say: it's outer shell lasted for 7 years. In the modern computer way of thinking that's probably considered plenty long, and so, of course, we were way overdue to go in and buy a bigger and better model (actually, make that a smaller and better model). Can I tell you my opinion? I think the modern way of thinking is messed up. But, I don't know what to do about it. So today, I'm going to go sew on my 40 year old sewing machine that still runs like a champ and has never needed its insides replaced, **pat, pat, "yes, sweet Bernina, you're momma's favorite", pat, pat**, and forget about this cold cruel world of poorly built computers that misplaces all your email addresses, favorites and passwords in one fell swoop........

3 comments:

Kimberly said...

I feel your pain. I need to go back everything up I think. Thanks for the reminder.

Manda said...

You crack me up! Do you get funnier when you're pregnant? - I get meaner. :( Perhaps you could give me a lesson on that.

And if I had a Bernina I would give it pats too. :)

Tana said...

My computer died at the beginning of the summer and we haven't replaced it because we spend all our money on lumber and tile, but I know what you mean. Why are they so "smart" yet so persnickity (word? maybe not.) anyway, I feel your pain. Tana