Erase, reboot, destroy

I have been re-reading William Gibson's 'The Peripheral' and marvelling at the man's imagination. Not that the idea of a future where a mysterious server can connect people to a possible past time so that people from 60 years apart can interact using peripheral devices. No, it's more that Gibson can imagine a future where computers can do anything without slowing down or breaking.

I am having laptop issues. About the only satisfying interaction I've had with it this week is managing to click the button that started the seven level erasing of the hard drive before it goes to the repairers. that's not paranoia, just an expression of control that isn't there.

Now I'm wondering if the laptop hasn't become a metaphor.


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