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201. The Slow Computer (1)
Victor turned on his computer. White letters appeared
the bottom of the black screen: “Resuming Windows.”
wondered how long it was going to take
time. Five minutes later, the light blue screen
: “To begin, click your user name.” He clicked
his name. Then he filled a pot with
to make some fresh coffee. He returned to
The desktop icons had still not appeared.
went into his bedroom, took the sheet off
bed and the pillowcases off the pillows, and
them all into the clothes basket on the
. He vacuumed his bedroom, and then returned to
computer. A few minutes later, the desktop appeared,
about 40 icons on it. He liked how
He clicked on his Word icon.
he went into the bathroom and shaved. He
back out to the dining room, made himself
cup of coffee, and sat down. Word opened,
full half hour after Victor had turned his
on. Victor typed his first name into the
. For about ten seconds, the screen was totally
. Then "Victor" slowly appeared, one ... letter ...