taking heed

slightly exaggerated
2021-02-19 03:57:22 (UTC)

desktop computer

i haven't had a (functioning) desktop computer in something like 5 years. nor a laptop. a shitty tablet sure, but 98% of my con-- everything, computing has been via this phone. and it's predecessors.

5 years worth of phone made diary entries. that's kind of impressive right? never knowing which printer i'll have to hijack next. to print off documents.

i remember when i was heavily into desktop pc culture in the late 90s/early 00s, i overheard a news story on the teevee about how in the not-too-distant future people won't even have desktop computers, it'll all be laptops or phones. "nonsense" i thought. I'll never stray.

i've become the not-too-distant future.

the stability of a desktop tower. maybe that's what's been missing ! and that sense of hope in those beige boxes, dialing up to a not totally corrupted information super highway. the early internet.

*uh oh* an icq notification screams in the distance