Blog: Computer melt-down
Leonie Barrie | 9 February 2004
As a homeworker my computer is my lifeline to the outside world, a tool that enables me to edit the site wherever I am, deal with the literally hundreds of e-mails that fall into my mailbox each day, research and check facts, and generally stay in touch with the industry across the globe and across time zones. Being a bit of a technophobe I must admit I take it for granted that the system will start up each day and don't back-up my hard drive as often as I should. Perhaps it serves me right, then, that last week my computer decided to give up the ghost, crashing in the middle of a feature that I was writing and simply refusing to restart. To cut a long story short, I spent the end of last week on tenterhooks waiting to see if my computer could be fixed (it was) and my documents saved (they were).
It's business as usual again today, although I still have a bit of work to do in re-loading some of the software that I need - and of course catching up on a couple of relatively unproductive days. But this is just a minor inconvenience compared to what the outcome could have been. It was also a salutary lesson in highlighting the fact that computers have become such an integral part of our lives that we would find it impossible to live without them. The one upside: I rediscovered the phone and revelled in the relative luxury of real-time conversations.
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