My computer died yesterday and I immediately felt totally cut off from the world. Quite a ridiculous reaction, really, but it just shows how much I depend on my computer and its technology to reach out to the world.
Luckily, I had the time to go to the shops and buy a replacement computer. That was the quick, easy part. Loading software applications, drivers and all my data is an ongoing and sometimes frustrating activity, which probably won't be finished for some time. All my data was backed up, so I shouldn't have lost anything, but... it's taking so much time!