Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Keep Up: Dead Laptops

My laptop died. The way a laptop dies is much like cosmological heat death, or T. S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men". To co-op a line,
"This is the way the laptop dies. Not with a bang but a whimper."
this is an audio post - click to play

That's right, everything was fine, but last night it just blinked off, and this morning it wouldn't start. I'm pretty sure the problem is in the power conversion, but I've got no skills with electronics repair.

*sigh* Ash Wednesday is not going well...


  1. I took over a saleman's used laptop. It was shelved because of a bad hard disk drive. Well, that went out this morning. So... I took my old hard disk and put in the laptop, and I'm back on my feet!

  2. hmmm... "co-op" huh? i've always said "cop." what is "co-op" short for?