Maintaining a computer: The car analogy

Kathleen Atkins

The small network of old, underpowered computers at work in a restaurant causes various problems for the owner — and for cmptrgy,the computer-literate friend who tries to rescue them.

When cmptrgy describes these troubles in the Lounge, he’s offered both practical advice and philosophical remarks on the nature of maintenance. Do you take care of your computer as well as you take care of your car — or as badly? Join the discussion.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.