Everyone says we need to take a break from the Internet from time to time and reconnect with reality.

Well, my laptop’s hard drive forced the issue by dying last weekend, and I’m here to report —


Not because I can’t live without it — although I prefer not to — but because the world of work and play revolves around the Internet more and more. I dare you to try and go without your laptop a few days and get any work accomplished — it is really hard!

Thank goodness I had my phone and iPad to pick up the slack. I still had to use public computers to help with printing.

I am restoring my laptop hard drive as I type this, with dreams of a normal world swirling around in my head. Could it be tomorrow? The next day??

It can’t be too soon.

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