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A good end to a bad day . .

A technological nightmare. My MacBook Air is displaying an intermittent fault, and it would appear that the Apple support team have no idea of what ‘intermittent’ means. If you understand the concept of an intermittent fault you would realise that any change may have an effect on the problem or it may just not have happened. Enough . . . . you see how easily I was drawn into the minutiae of technology and I have only touched on the issue(s) ?

So I reverted to technology that was under my control. I wrote a cheque and a letter with a fountain pen. I placed the items in an envelope and then with a final flourish sealed the envelope. A job completed in a satisfactory and satisfying manner. It required no PIN or 8 character password containing a Cyrillic symbol and a veiled reference to Checkov. I poured myself a glass of Primitivo and sat back to listen to Bill Evans.

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USB

I need a larger USB and was comparing the current with the old cost. My first USB cost 42 pounds sterling and had a capacity of 256 Mb. Yesterday I paid 8.99 for 16Gb.

USB

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A big fish? . . No . . . a tuner

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Technolust . . . . . .

Many years ago, (1984) I wrote an article for a UK magazine called ‘Sound on Sound’ which was about music technology… samplers, synths, digital recording. I coined, (I think) the word TECHNOLUST… the craving for new technology (insert ‘synth’,’camera’, software’ as approriate) which will make the difference between being OK and being a step up…. even, great and succesful!

Now I still have a Mac (two, actually . . . ), a digital studio, a smartphone, several digital cameras, etc. etc.; so I’m not anti-technology, but I always have with me ‘pen & paper’  normally a Moleskine with …. well, there’s the rub… I’m still suffering from some sort of technolust. I have a sufficiently large collection of pens and pencils etc to fill a small medium-sized shop. It’s still technolust. Just a different type.

Sad…..