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There are those jobs where you are constantly worried about getting fired. Your co-workers warn you every time the Boss is on the premises. It's stressful. You have no freedom. You owe your employer a Job. It's like they did you a favor and hired you. This Great Depression mentality somehow managed to survive the test of time.
The world of computing is changing. Bill Gates dream of every home being equipped with a PC have come true so long ago that it is now going away.
If you are like me and don't know the first thing about cameras then you are probably falling for the same marketing scheme. Well not scheme really but, well I used to fall for it too. Megapixels.
Have you ever wondered what happened when you delete a file? Yes it goes to the recycle bin. But what happens when you delete it from the recycle bin? It gets deleted from your computer. Sometimes you delete a file by mistake and you scour the web for file recovery applications to bring it back. And they do a good job in recovering your file. So what really happened when you deleted it?
I use 3 versions of Windows today. I have Windows XP that runs on a VM on my Ubuntu desktop machine. I also use Dual Booting on this machine, so in parallel I have Windows 7. On the latest laptop I purchased, I use Windows 8. These are all major versions of the operating system and on each I perform specific tasks with ease.
In 2006, I bought a new motherboard. With this motherboard, came a CD with a fresh copy of Symantec's Norton Antivirus. I re-installed windows XP on it, because back in those days, you actually got a physical copy of the OS. The reason for changing my motherboard was because my processor was outdated. In order to get a brand new one I would have to have a motherboard that supports it.
I switched from AT&T to Timewarner for my Internet connection at home. Yes, AT&T is very slow in my area and any upgrade is terribly expensive. This whole week, I was browsing YouTube and it was painfully slow. I know that YouTube is not slow, it's Timewarner that is throttling. This is not news. But! I know that google has a page that tells you how it's not their fault, it's the ISP. Well, you can't access this page on Timewarner.
Do you know what USB stands for? Universal serial bus. I don't know the story why it was invented but it did make my life easier. No more I had to worry about the number of PCI slots that where available. Any devices can be plugged in my computer instantly.
Marketing has gone a long way. In the old days, not very long ago, marketers had the upper hand. They would show their product on TV or magazines, and people would buy it. The only way to know about the product was through a salesperson, who will say good things about it because they get paid just for that. You buy the product and move along. Today, we don't do that.
This story was originally published on guineeconakry.info by Hippolyte Batumbla. I thought it was worth sharing an account from a survivor of Ebola in the affected places. Translated