Sunday, March 30, 2008

My What Tangled Webs We Weave...

I decided to take a little time today and map how my little computer collection interacts with one another and the Internet. This little chart was the result.
Suffice to say... that's... quite a mess.
Some of those machines are truly legacy machines that I just don't want to part with. Others were meant for some glorious ideas... and ended up becoming machines I didn't want to part with. No doubt you can see the mess that creates.
Looking over the diagram, I'm bemused and rather concerned. Have I become on of those hoarders whom I often decry?
Time to thin the herd, I suspect...

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

In Remembrance of Futures Passed

What happened to my future?
It seemed so bright and clean
With towers of glass and steel
Rising above me in shining splendor
While people, happy people,
Went to their business
In electric cars
And everyone wore a computer
And we were all happy
Or at least content
No empty stomachs
And people on the Moon...
...and Mars
And the Solar System was our backyard
And the Milky Way our neighborhood...