A Brand-New Computer Problem!

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You know how, if you don’t stay on top of it and regularly delete lots and lots of stuff, you suddenly wind up with ten thousand emails? And you can’t find any of the important items because they’re lost in a sea of junk?

Well, tonight this genius machine has decided not to let me delete emails anymore. I will have to wake up my wife to see if she can fix it.

My editor’s computer has decided to receive only some of its emails some of the time.

We’ll never create genuine artificial intelligence; but we have truly mastered artificial stupidity.

Excuse me for a moment… EEEEYAAAAH—!

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

6 responses to “A Brand-New Computer Problem!

  • Linda Sorci

    Like you, Lee, I’m at a distinct disadvantage regarding electronic equipment. Even the jargon doesn’t connect with me much of the time. It’s very frustrating to have an inanimate object loom so dauntingly – especially after it has made itself nearly indispensable.

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  • Erlene

    Amen, Linda. I have the same frustrating problems with electronics. They seem to deliberately set out to see if they can drive you to the loony bin.
    Just when you have finally conquered the oddities of one system BOOM! A new program comes on the scene and nothing makes sense any more.


  • UnKnowable

    Mercy! These durned things are getting nastier by the day.


  • thewhiterabbit2016

    I gave up trying to delete emails. I currently have over 21,000 unread emails. Yahoo doesn’t seem to care. I guess it’s like YouTube, and infinite amount of gigabytes.


    • leeduigon

      Uh, doesn’t that make it, like, super-easy to lose that one email that just might be important? I mean, you never know when some warlord’s daughter from the Ivory Coast might want you to open a bank account for her because she’s fallen in love with you and needs some safe place to stash her father’s $20 million….

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      • thewhiterabbit2016

        Oh, you received that email also 🙂

        I print out emails that are important. Also, I can tell which emails I’ve opened and which ones I haven’t so finding an old one is not that difficult (but sometimes time consuming).


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