October 25, 2019
Rotten computers that, when they age, take on the worst aspects of historic relics and strangely mimic the worst-case projected futures that failing and decrepit humans will endure. Irritating slowness, the tendency to be two or three, even four or five steps behind instructions without a hope of catching up, or moving faster. Maybe this can be signs of a weakening memory, but it may also be due to reduced performance and flexibility. Whatever the cause, the solution is to re-boot often, and to let them rest and reset organically. Anger won’t work; expecting intuitive leaps or learning is unrealistic.