Jim’s Public Service Announcement: Have Your Computer Professionally Cleaned
It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve written to you good people, but I have an excuse. Over an excruciating (at least for me) nine-day period, my computer was in emergency surgery. It just whimpered into silence and curled up, a useless blob in the corner of my desk. Unknown to me, it was dirty, clogged to a standstill and unwilling to go further.
Why is it there are no maintenance instructions included with a thousand dollar computer?
That’s the question I posed to my computer-surgeon in the operating theater. “They want you to buy a new computer,” he told me. “It’s part of the built-in obsolescence of everything expensive today, including automobiles. Ever notice that gauges on your car have disappeared? Got a ‘check engine’ light on there now that doesn’t tell you what to check for, so you finally ignore it. Overheating, or missing the change-date on your timing chain and cost you a ruined car.”
(Disclaimer) My car is a 28-year-old Subaru and still has a temp-guage, but he’s right. …