Thomascrone.com’s HQ was recently rocked by the complete and thorough failure of our outfit’s primary computer, which has resulted in the loss of: several bajillion photos; hours of never-posted video of various urban exploration trips (including a summery jaunt to Gateway Community Hospital with musical duo Fatoush); a small cache of bad poetry and fiction (thankfully destroyed, really); and, worst of all, several years’ worth of syllabi and assignment cheat-sheets. On that count alone: oucha.
We are taking time to process these losses, while occasionally staring at the detachable hard-drive that sat, unused and unutilized, during the departed desktop’s creaky winter years.
In an optimistic moment, this is all regarded as somehow “freeing”…
My computer died last year. It was the most liberated I had ever felt.