Ejecting a hangover of technology

ejecteditSomethings stay the same, some anachronisms haven’t changed when everything is being computerised.

Tapes (audio or video) really used to be ejected. It was a physical process; you pressed a button and out spat the tape. Seeing this on the drop-down menu in the computer OS, I fully expected that the USB stick be shot out of the port at great speed. Maybe in the next upgrade patch it would be possible.

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No fun, like a gammy OS

Got it done. Twice. One of the least fun parts of computing and most ironic flash screens I’ve seen was that. Time is precious. I’d rather spend time using my laptop than reinstalling the software for it. Time is precious. Re-loading an OS takes ages.