Computer Troubles

Sometimes I am not sure if computers are worth the trouble. I spent a large part of the today on the phone with customer support and reinstalling software after my backup computer died. I contemplated several times today about how much trouble would it be for me to convert to paper.

Why fuss over a backup computer. Two reason, first when your primary fails you need to have a back up. Second my backup computer is my wife’s primary computer. Thank God all data was successfully transferred to replacement computer.

Actually the frustrating bit today was not with the recover important data (good backups) but with installing key software. Essentially my day was ruined because people pirate software. Though I had a legal right to reinstall the software the activation process kept crashing. After many hours customer support was able to correct the problem.