Richard Barr suggests taking a 1970s attitude to the stresses of dealing with modern-day technology
I stared despairingly at the darkened screen on my computer. In the corner a little symbol was blinking feebly.
I have come some way since I bought my first computer. It was a 1970s Sinclair ZX81, was about the same size as a packet of supermarket sausages, and was not much more effective.
Nonetheless it was a computer and you could perform simple functions on it. I even gave an early demonstration of my inner nerd by writing a programme: I persuaded it to print out repeatedly and indefinitely the name of the then Lord Chancellor. It might still be doing so nearly 40 years later if I had not unplugged it, put it in a carrier bag,...
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