November 4th, 2009

Reading cat

An Allegory

I got a new laptop last week. It’s extremely shiny. By a sheer accident of timing, I got one of the first machines with Windows 7 on it. Thus far, where I’ve noticed differences, I’m mostly liking them. It’s also lovely to have a computer that doesn’t groan when I ask it to do something quite simple, and with a screen that isn’t slowly failing...

On a less positive note, it also has Office 2007 on it.

In many ways, this is turning out to be pretty much as I expected. But imagine my surprise when I got in from work yesterday to find a strange man in the living room. He introduced himself as Mike (I didn’t quite catch his surname, but it sounded something like Crowsough), and said he was there to complete my Windows 7/Office 2007 user experience. I dropped a few hints that it would have been nice to know he was coming (and perhaps even to have been given some choice about whether he came at all), but given how hard he seemed to have worked, I didn’t want to sound ungrateful.

The first thing I noticed was that he’d redecorated the house completely.

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