As for a class that discusses such issues with technology, I had one myself. When I opened my laptop screen Sunday morning I was hoping to see the attractive and warm feeling desktop photo of a tropical beach with the sun shining down. Instead, I received a blue screen with different words in white, telling me that it was trying to protect my computer. It then asked me to restart it into a safe mode. I’ve tried following the directions but nothing had worked. I brought it to the Student Help Desk so they could restore my files. After many hours of the day, my computer was restored and all my files were saved. Apparently, my driver crashed.
During the time without my laptop, I checked my Facebook at the library. There were nine notifications. When I got my computer back there were 42 unread SUNY New Paltz emails. However, during the time my laptop was not fixed, I turned on the TV in my room (although there’s one in the living room) and played a video game on the PlayStation 3. The problem of not having a computer was I could not get any work done. Even though it felt good to have a burden off my shoulders, I needed the laptop to keep up with my work especially around the end of semester.
When I got back the laptop, I needed to copy all my files and re-download all the programs. Then in iTunes all the music files had to be transported to the program. Unfortunately, the iTunes music made a duplicate of every song leaving me with over 17,000 items. I began deleting the copies and still need to finish. What I realized was that the computer which first made me smile was now making me curse. Although, I was glad to have my computer back, I realized that work was now my top priority, whether it meant managing my music.
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