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 New York2003-05-22 23:59
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So, I'm a few days in New York to work with Britt Blaser on Xpertweb. Which is going well I think. One gets so much more done in a couple of days of concentrated creativity. And it is fun to see New York. I've actually only been here once before, long time ago. Such an enormously different atmosphere than L.A. I kind of like it. Lots of life on the street and in the subway. The Chrysler building is pretty at night with lights on from out of the window here on the 28th floor.

But my new Powerbook somehow didn't survive the journey and refused to turn back on again, even after a trip to the Apple store in Soho. And here I had meticulously transferred my whole life over to it. Hopefully it comes back from service with the disk contents intact.


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23 May 2003 @ 08:35 by Jon @216.113.202.62 : Life in a Laptop
Just imagine....your experience multiplied by, oh, some couple hundred million (people with laptops or desktops who have evrything they work on and all their responsibilities captured/stored on hard drives.

Are we "emballee", as the French would say, by the computer, or what ?

Good luck !  



23 May 2003 @ 12:12 by jmarc : sorry about your laptop
but did you see the place where the terrorists killed all of those innocent people?  


23 May 2003 @ 12:25 by martha : a message
Maybe ming your little apple laptop is telling you to ONLY do some business and to get out and enjoy The Big Apple.  


23 May 2003 @ 18:05 by ming : Messages
Yeah, maybe I'm just supposed to enjoy things, and use whatever's available, I don't know. But this time I'm actually here to do tech stuff and programming, so my computer would kind of have been nice. Luckily I can borrow good stuff here.

I did see a bit of New York, though. Although not ground zero.  



23 May 2003 @ 18:34 by vibrani : NY
Wow - How could you NOT see ground zero while in NY? I hear building has already begun there. Sometimes computers go down to remind us to get back to human relationships, without machines.  


23 May 2003 @ 18:45 by George Dafermos @213.249.18.67 : imminent mental breakdown avoided
he he:-) Having known how mentally disturbing are those damn (machine) breakdows, I can only sympathise with your plight. And they say that apples never fuck up. Neal Stephenson had exactly the same experience before turining over to Linux, but then again, I guess you' re well acquainted with Mr Penguin. Who knows? Maybe somebody 's trying to tell us we should never expect machines to become perfect_and_stable since we humans ain't.

george  



23 May 2003 @ 20:13 by istvan : What is this world coming to.
Now a new problem added to human misery.  


24 May 2003 @ 06:43 by martha : will it
never end, all this misery! Apple away ming.  


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