Sometimes technology isn’t all that

I’m sitting here typing on my work laptop.  It’s really a great computer.  Quick, trustworthy, basic.  It’s now 6 years old, and I’ve never had a problem with it.

We had our home laptop for 3 1/2 years.  We loved it too.  Very little problems, except a battery that had to be replaced pretty often and it lacked a built-in camera.   One day when Ian was watching an episode of “The Heroes” it just turned off.  It’s still off, with a fried mother board.  The “geeks” said, “yep, that’s about how long they last”.  Really??

So, Ian, being the quick & responsive person that he is (I’d have to think and research for months before coming to a conclusion) went off the next day to pick us out a new laptop.  He picked this:

It’s a HP Pavillion DV4.  It pretty looking.  Sorry to say it doesn’t have much else going for it at this point.  It’s caused some friction in this house.

I want to do this to it right about now. 

I think that after being on the phone with HP IT (nice girl in India by the way) for 5 hours with 1 disconnection, Ian feels like doing this to it:

Instead, being the peaceful (perhaps dumb) people we were, we did this:



Course we are 3 days past the limit to return the computer.  And I’m not sure if our family can handle Ian sitting on the phone with India girl for another 5 hours trying to problem solve why our new super dooper computer is just a pooper.

I’ve categorized our new computer with my big flop purchase:

Yes, this was my ego car.  My ’98 Saab 9-3 Turbo.  It’s a whole ‘nother story with plenty of opportunity for “I told you so”.

We’re even.  Oh wait, mine was still a multi-thousand dollar bigger mistake.

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