I bought a new computer, the first since 12 years ago.
Computers have changed a lot in that time. Did you know that?
The computer I was using before was purchased from a fellow who was the only internet provider on the mountaintop when I blew into town long ago.
The machine is a mix of components from different companies, and the Windows XP is a pirate. Most Windows in Mexico, I have read, are pirates. I did not know I had purchased a pirate till some time later.
The vendor neglected to mention that detail.
I found my new baby at Office Max in the state capital. It has Windows 8, and it cost about 600 bucks, which is less than I paid for the previous computer.
Boy, have times changed.
The old computer has the big tower, and it runs like a 747 on takeoff, a constant roar. This new computer is very quiet. Someone could actually sleep in the same room. At least, they could doze.
The new baby is a Hewlett Packard Pavilion 20-inch “All in One.” It was that all-in-one that appealed to me because I am not into gadgets and all their details. Just give me something intact that works.
While the old computer was connected by wires to everything, this newbie just sits here, behaving itself. It connects to the internet via some kind of waves floating in the air. Did you know about that?
And it’s fast. The old computer was incredibly slow. I blamed the internet provider for years, but now I realize it was the computer.
I clicked on something yesterday, and suddenly I was looking at myself. I was on television! Or something like that. This thing has a camera. I think it’s that little hole at the top of the monitor. I put my finger there, and I vanished.
I bought a new computer, and they included a television studio!
Did you know about that?
I spent much of yesterday downloading stuff I am accustomed to. It took less time than I expected. I still have to move photos and music from the old computer.
I think I can use a tiny gizmo that plugs into little holes in each computer. I imagine you know about that already.
I should have done this far sooner.
Being cheap and lazy can be counterproductive.