I have a Fender guitar, a Yamaha electric piano, historical piano and MIDI, my gun collection is up to, oh, maybe fifteen by now, I have two high-end cameras and several lenses from fixed to telescoping, and five computers (all of which do have their function in my life). And, yes, now I have a 3D printer.
As a former dean, I was thinking about arguing. “Listen, dumbass,” I would have started as was a family tradition for me, “I have no control over their records, so why don’t you just call them to verify it?”
Spam, as it turns out, was developed during World War I for the same reason. Fresh meat was difficult to get to the American troops in the trenches. As such, Hormel developed a type of processed ham, high in salt as a preservative, to get meat to the troops.
setting all of the processing speed, memory size and features aside, in the end a computer is just a computer, and a phone is just a phone.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a nightmarish world to enter.
I don’t like to give up. I’ve been through too much in my life to let these frustrations really bother me for very long.
In the heyday of the automobile, when kids would drive their hot rods up and down main street (ostensibly to be seen) on Fridays, they would "press ham" by having a passenger take down their pants and press their butt against the window of somebody as they passed.
As I write this, I’m looking at two desktop computers waiting to make their way upstairs to what will eventually become my office, computers that are probably fifteen years old now.
I’m something of a technophile, and I fell for two devices that required a pre-order. Here we are, about three months later, and neither arrived. But I’m excited to say, one is shipping probably tomorrow, and the other should be shipping in about three weeks.
It’s a funny thing that I will never forget this speaker or my group of students, but in my mind, only one was truly heroic.