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Re: Pierre Duncan aka Dunstan Pereira Attn. Dave Soemarko + LiamLawless.

On Thu, 24 May 2007, Ender100@aol.com wrote:

Maybe Judy will donate hers to Dunstan when she dumps it to get a new one.
Judy wouldn't curse a nice fellow like Dunstan with her evil vicious sadistic fiend of a computer. I'd bet anyway that the reason he resists has nothing to do with money. It's an instinct for self preservation. I'll add that when I began with a simple computer (Mac Plus) in 1986, it was perfectly benign, did what we needed of it and knew its place. You could entirely master your program (or programs) from a clear and organized manual. Of course an upgrade of 2 megabytes cost $200, but you worked by swapping floppies & there weren't many programs out there anyway.

Meanwhile, however, they had teams of whizz kids in silicon valley figuring out ways to part you from your money AND your sanity, about 300
against one. And the next thing you knew your computer was in league
against you and the manual was worse than alphabet soup -- in 3 languages.

The day I realized that the manual for an upgrade lacked index entries for items in the menu, I realized all was lost. But by then I was trapped.