Computers: aren’t they wonderful?
As a writer, I rely on my computer daily. Word processing is a significant part of my life. I tap away on the keyboard for hours almost every day. I’ve installed programs that allow me access to worlds I’ve not been privileged to see. I’ve been at the signing of the Magna Carta, the Constitution of the United States, and witnessed the destruction of historical empires on the screen sitting at my desk. Many virtual scenes in history are not available in picture form, only in words penned by authors.
While all translations of the authors’ works are less than 100% accurate, an astute reader can check out more than one account and make decisions independently.
With all that greatness, these machines can be a pain in the a… I mean, like the other night, when I was scheduled to host a ZOOM meeting. Five minutes before going live, my internet failed. I don’t know what happened; some of it may have been human error. BUT; I couldn’t make that machine work. I begged, pleaded, pushed buttons, smacked it up alongside its power switch, and resorted to prayer at least twice. None of that worked. A message on the screen kept on telling me, “YOU ARE NOT CONNECTED TO THE INTERNET.” No kidding.
I’m sorry. Three hours later, the darn thing went “BING,” and the internet worked just fine. My JUNK MAIL folder was full. Oh well, the best-laid plans…
I’m looking at my schedule; I see the third Wednesday of this month, October 21st, is available. I will reschedule our meeting for then. Here’s hoping the electronic elves are working that night at my house. Oh, by the way. I live in a community where there’s only one option for internet providers unless I contract something special. I can’t afford that, so I guess I’m stuck. See you on the 21st.
Until then, KEEP ON WRITING.