11 Aug '12, 11pm

Laptops and Metaphors

Laptops and Metaphors

I’m blessed to have a MacBook Pro that’s been my faithful laptop for about three years now. It has a 500-gigabyte hard drive, but now is loaded up with all sorts of stuff so there’s only 77.9 gigabits of space left—and I’m concerned about that. I’ve relegated most of my musical recordings and a lot of my photographs to a couple of external hard drives, so those are tucked away and safe now. Only problem is that when I see that I only have that much space left, sometimes I feel like there’s a Chicken Little running around inside my brain repeating the phrase, “There’s no more space! There’s no more space!” all the while realizing that I’m being quite irrational in my thinking, yet quietly feeling the internal distress and slight panic that can be a consequence of this kind of thinking. I think there’s a metaphor in here somewhere. Maybe because I’m getting older it subconsc...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/laptops-and-metaphors.html

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