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Computers Are Great, Except…

Computers are great… except when they aren’t!

harddiskMy Windoz XP machine, which is maybe four years old, has been slowing down and acting oddly. I know a new machine is in order but I’ve really wanted to get to Windoz 7 and skip Vista altogether. The interim solution was a reformatting and a reinstall, so I found a geek who did just that.

You’d think I’d learn my lesson, considering how long I’ve been using these things. You know, the lesson of how much time it takes to get all the little stuff handled after a reformat, or when you buy a new machine.

I’m getting there, but as those of you who get the newsletter saw the results today – a truncated, not quite right looking newsletter because I lost my html editor and am having to find and learn a new one. Or maybe I’ll go to a template offered by my autoresponder company, but I’ll have to learn how to do that too!

Back in the early days of personal computers, before IBM co-opted that term, we used to speculate if our computers would ever become appliances, like a toaster or a refrigerator. Hasn’t happened, and probably won’t.  This time at least I’ve finally started a list of what I want to work when I get a new machine.

Write well and often,


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  • Jan Hill

    Hey Anne,

    I just wanted to thank you for helping me land my first freelance writing job from your newletter, Abundant Writing News. I am doing Q&A content for a website called ExpertHub.com–I’m a paralegal and my writing deals with various areas of law. I’ve been writing for them for about 3 weeks, and so far I’ve made about $410. They seem to be a very professional and reputable website. Thanks for leading me to them!

    • Anne

      Jan, this is so very good to hear.

  • LOL Anne! I’m right there with you!! Gimping along right now cuz I’m aiming for windows7 and skipping vista(I knew if I waited long enough)… I may take it in to get a tune up, though.
    .-= Denise at HowMomMakesMoneyOnline´s last blog ..5 Steps to Organizing Your Blogging Workload =-.

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