Sunday, October 09, 2005
My Sony laptop finally gave up the ghost as I heard the hard drive crunch itself into oblivion today. While on one hand I am bummed out knowing that I'm not going to have a computer for a while, I am also relieved. To me this particular laptop represents almost 3 years of emotional trauma - everything that I've seen go wrong with a computer has, but to this specific machine. It's been a constant source of unreliability and frustration, and I haven't done something mean to it because of how much the cursed thing cost in the first place. I'm pretty certain that I could restore it to operational status by replacing the hard drive, but I think it would just be prolonging the pain. I'm certain that something else will bust in the short term future, and I don't want to be stuck counting the days until certain failure. I think I'll be taking a break from owning a computer for the next while. I've got a backup machine, but I'm hesitant to use it knowing that it'll be just like before, but slower. Maybe there's someone at the swapfest who wants this semi-broken laptop more than I.