As a writer, we here at Compatible Creatures have numerous technical difficulties when operating equipment, whether large or small — from a rude, ungainly Smith-Corona typewriter 40 years ago to a confused, mysterious, virus-infected 2007 Dell laptop — and even with a Skil saw during manual-labor days.
In a literary instance, we should have remained with pen and paper.
Learning to write via an intellect of a machine takes hard work. The creative process is sometimes over-shadowed (or swamped) by the non-computer geek.
Bells jingle, pop-ups materialize from different zones, and flash-oh! Infection.
And in a case like this blog/site, with an emphasis on continuing news, down-time puts the whole picture into a flashback kind of mode, which can require a few days to adjust.
- â€œThat which today calls itself science gives us more and more information, and indigestible glut of information, and less and less understanding.â€
— Edward Abbey, (American writer, 1927-1989)
Even whileÂ our personal news system was down, Decider George and his wacked-ass of a world continued to spin out of control.
- One of the worldâ€™s leading experts in arms control said today that the Chinese military had realised that its nuclear weaponry had fallen behind those of other major powers and might not survive a â€œfirst strikeâ€ by potential adversaries.
Bates Gill, head of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri), said that as a result it was developing more flexible delivery systems, including from submarines, as well as the capacity to use multiple warheads.
â€œAmong the major nuclear powers China stands out in its effort to modernise, expand and improve its nuclear weapons capability,â€ he said in Beijing today.
— telegraph.co.uk/news, (5/8/08)
Wonder who/what are China’s potential adversaries?
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