I’ve heard that computers are like a series of switches.  Binary.  On or off.  The complexity comes into play in the sheer volume of information.  When something goes wrong, one has to sift through to find the problem.  I am sure there is a usable metaphor in there somewhere, for the novel I long to write, about how computers changed my life.  I was a quiet, introverted person, naive and inexperienced in life, a kid, a failed adult whom society strongly hinted was aging without ever having been truly young, who suddenly found myself in an environment that used the means of communication at which I excelled…the written word.


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