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Alas and Alack...What To Do in This 'brave' new world?


From a very good and trusted friend I just heard that he has crashed his computer and is counting on a warranty from the retailer - now going out of business. Yes, Circuit City, and, I am told, also Best Buy, seem not long for this world.

My good techy friend has always been more adept at all computer matters than I have. But it seems that even he these days is scratching his head and contemplating where to go from here...

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Oh yes, I've had sage advice all along the way. My nephew and godson, Michael, works as a LAN specialist for a major firm in entertainment on the west coast.

But,in the end, I'm left with little recourse but instruction by trial and error. Ah, well...

It's not like I haven't been here before!

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When Windows 3.0 came out, I had someone who could even delve into DOS to coach me in what to do to save my computer.

Save it?

Is that all that is left to the end-service consumers like myself?

Afraid so, buddy - or sissy.

That's how it is - how it's come down in the end!

I've seen articles I've written published, almost miraculously, in South America in Brazilian Portuguese and Argentinian, Castellano Spanish.

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That was a really BIG thrill.

But now I'm more concerned with brass tacks.

If my helpers can't solve their own technical problems, then how shall I, computer dilettante that I am, ever finally get to the point that everything is up and running?

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