August 14th, 2008

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Personal note, in unseemly haste; status report...

For the past two days I have been tangled up almost nonstop in a Silly-Crisis. As is true for almost all Silly-Crises, this one revolves around the interaction of human beings and technology.

There must have been a day when the most common Silly-Crisis was the one where your cave-mate was hysterical and desperate -- and determined to hire a consultant -- because his or her wheel wouldn't work. And no matter how hard you tried you couldn't get him or her to understand that it was crucial for the wheel to be standing vertically instead of lying flat on the ground. "But WHY?" your cavemate would wail. "WHY? What DIFFERENCE does it make?" And you would try, patiently, to explain...

It's like that here, updated a tad.

I'll be back when I find a way out of this mess...