At the end of that school year, knowing that he would be in high school the following year, my computer-wise student came with colored tape, a diagram, and clear directions to support my re-computerization. I proudly used his design for years, marveling at how such a jumble could generate such wonders.

Since that time I have gained competence and confidence with the computer/cyber-world. Writing every day, my laptop has been my constant, faithful companion… Until December. My trusty friend had been acting a bit strangely – over-heating, running out of battery in a flash, and then attacking me with pop-ups galore.




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