Thursday, January 31, 2013
Good News, Bad News
Fortunately I have most of my data backed up, although I did lose a few months of photos. Oh well... that is life in the modern age.
I zipped out last night and picked up a new laptop -- for $300. When did they become so cheap?! I remember when laptops were introduced, they cost $2,500-3,000. Now you grab one for ten percent of that. How can they make powerful computers so inexpensive?
More bad news -- I didn't realize but my new computer runs Windows 8. Don't let the name fool you -- it's not like any earlier Windows program. Everything is different, nothing is the same and there are no instructions. Very, very confusing. Steep learning curve. Again, life in the modern age. We didn't have this problem back when I was young -- you just grabbed a new pencil and sharpened it.
Good news -- I'm going to visit a blogger-friend for the first time. Her identity is a surprise but here's a clue -- I'm travelling to Philadelphia to see her. How many bloggers do you know in Philly? There's a prize for the first person who guesses correctly.