Sunday, December 28, 2008
Harold’s computer broke down last night. It’s still under warranty (the benefit of Lucifer commissioning a computer) but he found it annoying nonetheless. You can imagine how peeved he was to go from an 8.4 GHz processor to his old 1.2 which won’t run any game more complex than solitaire.
Worse, getting out his old computer (he’d given it to his mum but it was still in the cardboard box) meant that he had to go on the old internet. Do you remember that one? It used to load pages v-e-r-y s-l-o-w-l-y using Netscape Navigator> Harold was furious. He spends half his time on the internet looking at pictures* and trying to look at them using the old internet drove him crazy.
He couldn’t even play his LAN games so as a last resort we went totally low-tech and got out a game of monopoly. Harold was the car, I was the top hat, Felicia the dog (obviously), Gillian the old boot (ditto) and Julie the iron. At one point Harold moaned that it just wasn’t the same as playing over the LAN so I made him wear oven gloves to simulate limited connectivity.
Well it amused me.
*mostly book illustrations, actually. Get your mind out of the gutter.