Computer Hell on Stilts, with Leprosy

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So we settled down to watch a movie last night, and the computer died. Just up and died As in kicked the bucket, went kablooey, adios muchacho. And I am trying to type on this horrid laptop which gets every other word wrong and was clearly designed by demons. It requires me to hold my arms in a tiring and completely unnatural position. Please pray for my sanity.

I have to compose a Newswithviews column on this keyboard. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA….!

I wonder what asylum I’ll wind up in.


About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

14 responses to “Computer Hell on Stilts, with Leprosy

  • Phoebe

    There’s something to be said for the old typewriters, both electric and manual. I once had an Olivetti portable manual typewriter that seemed to massage my hands and arms as I typed. And a Brother electric that made my fingers feel as if they were dancing.

    Of course, with a typewriter the editing had to be done in the brain or on handwritten copy BEFORE the fingers started typing (no cut and paste on a typewriter) — but that sometimes actually improved the writing, and besides, there were no autocorrect accidents. And one had to snail mail or fax the copy instead of emailing it — but the mail was faster then than it is now, and physically putting a ms. in an envelope and walking it to a mailbox allowed more opportunity to do an extra edit, rethink a point or a sentence, and so on.

    Maybe there’d be a market for laptops with add-on typewriter keyboards … or a plug-in email transmitter for an actual typewriter. I miss my Olivetti. 🙂


  • UnKnowable

    You should be able to plug the keyboard from the computer into the laptop and, at least, have a full sized keyboard.


  • Linda Sorci

    Our animal friends have a way of comforting and soothing us. Here are a few that will hopefully do the same for you:


  • Erlene

    Yes, our cats are much friendlier than our electronics, for sure. I still haven’t got the hang of all the changes of this new one. I hate it– call me a stick-in-the-mud, go ahead, but I get really fed up with the constant changes.


    • UnKnowable

      As a person that works in the computer world daily, I’ll state that the constant changes are a real problem. In my humble opinion, the constant churn has harmed reliability and security.


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