The Digital Dark Ages Start Here!

I really am thrilled with the way the idiot silicon slave decides to go on strike just when I’m trying to wrap up for the evening with a dozen different windows open and browser tabs all over the place. No warning, no little “heads up!” Just all of a sudden the cursor stops moving. Try this, do that, swear at it a bit, flip it the bird, all to no avail. (Of course I had been backing everything up as I went through the day. More or less.)

Hit the power button and hold it for seven seconds…

Now every program on the disk wants to tell me it’s got an update to install before I do anything else. Yeah, right, I’m not going to fall for that one again! This isn’t my first rodeo!

Best of all, the first thing that pops up when I start loading programs again is a news headline about how Vint Cerf of Amazon is warning of an upcoming “digital dark age.

You don’t have to tell me twice. If you need me, I’ll be over here printing out the Internet. In duplicate. On acid free paper.

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