Saturday, October 09, 2010

the digital divide, half solved,

whew. one whole year without my own compy or regular internet access.
having those things has become the equivalent of having a car. you
cannot function in society without them. can't get a job, can't go to
school, can't check your bank account or pay your bills. can't share
in a huge portion of modern social activities. it sucks and is
isolating, especially for those of with hermetic tendencies anyways.
so last night i was wondering in evil-mart. i had the 250 the godless
whores (bless them) and 100 for groceries. after having spent a year
searching, i was pretty sure all i was going to afford was some crappy
little 10' netbook with a cell phone processor. but last night i found
a 15' compaq with all the components to hackintosh it (provided i work
around the video card) for 348, still more than i had after tax, but
200 less than on newegg. the intensly kind clerk offered me her
employee discount and voila, i bought a compy. we'll be eating ramen
for awhile and i feel like i've got an adderall snorting high

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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