Tim Dowling: my laptop’s new lease of life has landed me in a stew

Carrying it under my chin like a teenager, I’m convinced I can use it, watch TV and cook dinner all at once. I can’t …

Three years ago, I bought a laptop, days before flying to America, because the old iPad I had long used for working away from home had just died.

Compared with the other technology in my life, this laptop was like something from the future. I’m not an early adopter. After my phone was stolen on a train, I went in search of the least-desirable model available for purchase: reconditioned, obsolete, unrecommended.

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