[lit-ideas] Re: Off-topic tech issue


On Sep 8, 2005, at 2:29 PM, Robert Paul wrote:

david ritchie wrote:


Thanks.  I had no idea that the beast even has a battery!


Well, _something_ has to keep that little time/day/date display up to snuff even when your Mac's turned off.


I assumed the hamsters we had hooked up were managing this trick. Now we'll have to off-shore them to an island, where they'll be taken for walks by locals who are in need of fitness.

(The reference is to a squib in the Oregonian this week. Apparently when horses get too old to be ridden they are not merely turned out to pasture; people in need of exercise volunteer to go for walks with them. I have a call in to the Oregon zoo, wondering if I can volunteer to walk say, old tigers, or elephants.)

David Ritchie
Portland, Oregon
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