I had to buy a new computer. The one I used for nine years stopped. I learned that removing its hard disk would allow me to transfer its contents to my new computer. It took me a while to learn that I needed a dock to attach my old disk to and found one for $19.95 US. It took me a few days to learn how to use its program, but I’ve now transferred most of my old computer files to my new computer and now have an extra hard drive (my old hard disk). A few minutes ago I was accosted online by an ad selling a service for either $119. or a Pro version for $169. that would do what I just finished doing for $19.95.
Computers are now for making money and gathering followers to make even more money. My new computer has me all locked up as a potential consumer with icons cluttering my new drive in hopes that I’ll inadvertently buy something I don’t need so someone I don’t know can profit from my ignorance. Things sure have changed since I bought my first computer in1990.
September 16, 2018
I just replaced “new” for “knew” in “I learned that removing its hard disk would allow me to transfer its contents to my ‘new’ computer.” I don’t know how my finger pressed “k” before “n”. Maybe those pressures to buy what you don’t want are increasingly accompanied by text programs that anticipate search topics and words that you don’t intend. When editing I’m going to try extra hard to not rely on spell check programs.