March 09, 2007
The Coat-Tails of Technology
About seven years ago I spent a truckload of money on a computer. It was never really up to the task to begin with (such is the speed that technology moves forward) so last week I spent a lot less money on a much better machine... yadda yadda. About time too.My biggest problem was now to get the information on that machine onto this one, because I'm not much of a geek, despite evidence to the contrary.The last thing I wanted was to lose most of the stuff I'd ever written (okay, about forty percent I reckon; the other sixty is on paper or somewhere in the ether and thus retrievable). Some bright spark at work told me to remove the hard drive, flick the switch from master to slave, pop it in the new machine and away you go...Easy, huh?I guess. If you know what you're doing. Get this wrong and that's it. Wiped! I was sweating so much I just about short circuited the motherboard. But anyway, a few hours later, one machine in a thousand pieces on my floor, and the job was complete. New computer, new inspiration......but gimme the old operating system. Vista sucks.