Saturday Quotes

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining

Jeff Raskin, interviewed in Doctor Dobb’s Journal

The computer was not fixed. I have a new hard drive, and will have to find time to take everything off the old one. Half of my drivers were missing, and my resolution is absolutely bizzare, but I can finally connect to the internet, and I have email.

Perhaps the most astonishing thing, as I am $200 or thereabouts into this whole fiasco, is that I find myself saying, over and over, “at least my data isn’t gone”.

My computer exploded on Thursday, and I am thankful for the priveledge of being able to install my own hard drive. That’s something, Mr. Gates.

(and no, Mac users, smugly pointing out that your Mac is better isn’t going to help. And if you do, I will become very cross and might delete your comment. I’ve had enough of that, thanks.)

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8 Responses to Saturday Quotes

  1. HereWeGoAJen says:

    Stupid computers. Mine crashed last Christmas and I was very mad at it.

  2. Martha says:

    Ah, computers! Good luck with this reconfiguration stuff.

  3. Natalie says:

    Oh computers, you suck. Such finicky, frustrating creatures. Was it a hardware issue or software? Usually they can fix software issues…

  4. Sunny says:

    My computer is a pain in the butt right now, too. NOT impressed with Dell. I buy the computer and then have to pay $200 to replace the battery every year. I refuse to be held hostage so instead I just plug my laptop in all the time to use it. It's highly inconvenient, but at least Dell doesn't get my $200. Jerks.

  5. Debby says:

    Actually, I must take exception to Mr. Raskin's quote. I rant and rave like a moron.

    I love my new computer.

  6. Sweet Camden Lass says:


    Motherboard going doolally (my general response ever since my CD Drive just DIED and, you know? New motherboard. Expensive).


  7. Trish says:

    *curses the computer Gods*
    They are so fickle.

  8. loribeth says:

    Thank you for the reminder that my data needs backing up. ; ) I'm impressed that you are reinstalling your own stuff — I have to call in the Geek Squad for stuff like that!

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