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Out of Touch
One reason I've been more out of touch than usual is that I'm using a new computer, a MacBook with the flat key design. Some people swear by them. But for someone who is used to typing relatively quickly without being a touch typist, chiefly by exerting a good deal of force, the absence of concavity is sorely felt. I haven't been able to get in a flow thus far. And the use of an external keyboard defeats the purpose of having a laptop. Plus, the USB port seems slow to respond at times, which can lead to awkward delays. I was about to write that this entry is as literal as I ever get or, to put that insight in my usual parlance, absolutely, positively not an allegory. But then I got to thinking and realized that my struggles with typing might have some deeper significance. After all, I've been feeling hostile towards ideals, particularly on the Left. Maybe I'm engaged in an unconscious meta-commentary on Max Weber's applicability to the present conjuncture. Or maybe I'm just getting old.

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From: e4q Date: December 2nd, 2008 10:42 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
my computer is on it's knees. tezzer was trying to persuade me to go back to mac, and the whole issue of buying and what i need/want is massively vexed, so i was glad that her boyf pooh poohed the whole trajectory by saying that a clean install would give me another couple of years on the old grid. my laptop decided to stop recognising it's own keyboard at a certain point, and actually it is mainly better using an external, because i have the laptop on a stand now, which is better ergonomics. but the new trick of not talking to either of my phones is beyond endurance. hence no pics of my op.
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