“Am I about to die from carbon monoxide poisoning?”
“Has the Dalek invasion started?”
“Is a garbage truck backing up into my boat?”
Turns out it was none of these things. My computer was just suffering a catastrophic failure. Which, I guess is *marginally* better than an invasion by the Daleks.
I think the fan is broken, causing it to overheat. I’ve ordered a new one, but it won’t be here until later this week. Hopefully, that solves the problem.
Then my cell phone became infected with some sort of bug. I thought I had that sorted, but it happened again. I’ve tried something else. Fingers crossed it works, otherwise I’ll have to reset the thing back to factory settings.
All of this had made me realize two things:
1 - I’m way too dependent on my computer.
I was on fire working on >>Bodies in the Boatyard<< (the second book in my Mollie McGhie sailing mystery series), but without a computer, I’ve come to a standstill.
2 - The Luddites may be onto something.
Technology isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Maybe I should just write the old-fashioned way, using pen and paper?
By the way, I’m typing this on an old iPad my mom gave me. It’s a real pain, so if I’m slow to respond to comments or visit your blog, that’s why.
Have you ever had technology problems? Ever been tempted to become a Luddite?