I've got sloppy.
With luck, telling myself that every piece here is being written for a site like that could sharpen me up.
Sprawling, even. I can't blame the heat. Simply, it's been too long since anybody else edited my stuff.
After a morning spent working out what to wire across to Marianne's new Mac until it goes away, come back and works properly, I submitted a couple of pieces to Blogcritics.
Yesterday's "Apple-rant" direly needed tightening up. I've done so here too, trimming some of the fat, leaving in a few details for friends who don't know about computers but might be interested.
It's no substitute for a good sub, but a worthwhile exercise in "what do people really want, maybe, to read?"
I despatched the rant because of nice "more power to your elbow"-type comments at TS, where I found myself in particularly playful mood on Saturday night.
Kelly, the human search-engine (a cool fellow-founder of TS), commented of Apple service in the United States: "They have a fairly good reputation here. (For a Multi-Billion Dollar Corporation).
There's no reason they shouldn't be as good there."
The "welcome aboard" e-mail from Blogcritics founder Eric Olson was a kind one. My arrival there just followed the place's first anniversary, late as usual for a birthday.
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