I have not posted in a while due to lack of a working computer. The old Compaq workhorse which ran Windows ME finally bit the tiny particles of matter. My friend Daryl was kind enough to give me an old Acer which runs Windows 98 SE. This, of course, is an improvement since the Acer actually works.
After all the grief I went through with the old computer I am a big fan of the web based software and storage. This would have solved the data retrieval problems I now face. In the past, I thought that the idea of a computer which does not have a hard drive and stores all of its files on the web was impractical since without an Internet connection you are left with a glorified calculator.
But the upside of such a device would be the ability to pour tea onto your computer and still have all the necessary data readily available once a new computer was acquired. Data, after all, is far more valuable than the microchips that store it.
3 days ago