“Another One Bytes The Dust”

311A4105-4983-4EBF-A276-708B2D40D189We have had a great run, but I am saying good bye to my beloved IMac. It has served me as faithfully as all of its predecessors over the last forty years. I remember  my state of the art Leading Edge computer which allowed me to retire my IBM Selectric typewriter. I could now “process” words and more. I could “cut and paste.” ( Ironic  that the old journalism terms were used for this new machine’s capabilities.) So Word Perfect and MS-DOS and games that were all text based are in the past. So many skills so quickly obsolete. But I should be able to make a fairly smooth transition this time.

It is too difficult to continue Blogging on my IPad, so I will be silent for the week it takes my new machine to be built and shipped. I will—to echo General MacArthur—return!

 

28 thoughts on ““Another One Bytes The Dust”

  1. Sorry of the date of your beloved companion. WordPefect and MS-Dos are old friends of mine as well. Yes u will soldier on. My new iPad has been shipped and should arrive tomorrow. See you on the flip side.

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  2. I didn’t use or own a computer until 2002, and that was a laptop running Windows XP. before that, I had a Brother Electronic Typewriter, and I was far too scared of the Tech to even look at a PC. When I got the laptop, I spent most of the day at a friend’s house while he showed me how to use the basics.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  3. Glad to hear the transition to your new computer will be a smooth one. Tthe time it takes to get used to those tiny but many changes that come with a new computer is what keeps me hanging on to my old laptop.

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  4. The cycle repeats. Just when we’re entirely comfortable with our present model, something comes along to replace it with more bells and whistles.

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