So you think shopping for a new car is tough?
Have you shopped for a new computer lately?
Way too many choices.
My laptop screen died as I was blogging the results of the Category winners for the Car of the Year Test Fest last Friday.
Might - just might - have had something to do with my briefcase containing the computer falling on the floor as I was checking out of the hotel.
I would have killed for the "blue screen of death"; instead, I got the "Joseph's coat of many colours screen of near-death".
The good news is that the rest of the computer is functioning; I just can't see anything on it.
By hooking my desktop monitor to the laptop I have been able to ensure that my data is backed up, but it means I can't work both machines at once as I usually do.
Productivity - never a strong point at the best of times - has suffered.
And Mac users, save your keystrokes. There isn't enough Kool-Aid in the world to make me go there.
Doesn't 92 percent market share mean anything to you?
What's more, Apple has been building computers for - what, 40 years now? And there's STILL no 'Delete' key?
Backspace, yes. Forward Delete, no.
Somebody said you can hold down the Apple key and the Backspace key at the same time and it does the same thing.
Come ON! How do I hold my coffee??
A nice new Lenovo replacement is arriving tomorrow. Twice the power, half the price.
That should get me more-or-less back to normal, although there'll be the usual set-up time and learning curve.
Please bear with me!