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Another computer

12 September 2004

A combination of events led me to this. Firstly, my old PC has begun playing up on me (although removing the graphics card seems to have made an improvement). Secondly, I am on the move quite a lot, and I have often found myself bored on the aeroplane, and using a pencil and paper in the library, when everyone else is sitting tapping away. Thirdly, Linda returns to university tomorrow to complete a post-graduate degree, and she will find it useful having one at her disposal. I am, of course, talking about our new laptop - making us a three PC family (we've now got one each!). Liam was fascinated by its ability to play DVDs (of course his own PC can play DVDs too, and he has never been bothered about it before - but then he can't sit with his PC on his knee). We decided that we had better buy it now while we can still afford it, because our income will drop for the next 17 months. We also bought a new desk and chair for Linda to use for studying (my office is too cluttered for her - her words, I did offer to make space). One thing I have noticed is just how bad my PC's monitor is... maybe that will be the next purchase...

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northstar3713-Sep-2004 16:24
The Discovery, heheh...
Zak13-Sep-2004 11:49
the anti-freeze didn't work then? ;-)

Dominic Kite13-Sep-2004 11:36
Cool - hope you enjoy it!
Argishti Khachik13-Sep-2004 09:23
Very nice shot Stu. Enjoy everything...
Jude Marion13-Sep-2004 04:26
jypsee13-Sep-2004 03:05
A person can never have too many computers :^)
Robin Reid13-Sep-2004 02:16
Good show Stewart. And I suppress a smile as I read all your really GOOD reasons for buying the new laptop. ;-). I share that unique ability with you.... always convincing my self that what I wnat is exactly what I need.
And I do recall, just a few days ago, I suggested you might want to buy a new one! ENJOY!
Gary Winters13-Sep-2004 02:02
What fun! Good shot....
Gavin13-Sep-2004 01:21
Nice Stewart,
All you need is a wee network now ;) Good stuff.
petesie13-Sep-2004 00:56
My children went together and surprised me with a laptop for Christmas last year. I LOVE IT! Happy for all of you.
Michael Cempa13-Sep-2004 00:21
Ahhh...a new computer. That is a nice feeling. Wish I could get one every month. Enjoy!
Karen Leaf13-Sep-2004 00:04
That monitor looks alot like mine, and mine's kinda new :(
Let the battles begin about who's using the laptop :)
Herb 12-Sep-2004 23:56
Hey, it's only money, and it will keep you in the obsolescence game.
laine8212-Sep-2004 23:42
Not so long ago one phone, one car, one tv set, supplied all a family needed. We've come a long way, not sure yet if the road is the right one.....mind you, I'm pea green with envy. Really, reeeelly want an LCD screen :>)
Guest 12-Sep-2004 23:18
So you old PC had a child. Good luck.
Gayle P. Clement12-Sep-2004 22:39
Congratulations on the new laptop. Don't you love new toys?