Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Magnetism

Growing up, my mother could never keep a watch. Inevitably, they'd stop, and no amount of service or new batteries could convince them to continue scrolling through the minutes and hours. It became a family joke that my mother is magnetic.

Now, after rendering two iPods inoperable within 48 hours, I think that this may be a trait that she passed on to me. This idea is supported my ghastly track record with laptops. I remind you of the Great Laptop Fire of 2004 (one week before my law review student note was due, and -coincidentally - on my birthday), as well as the class-action laptop, and let's not forget the "I was purchased special for the Bar exam, but I think I'll break within the first month anyway" Dell.

I kind of like it - the idea that some aspect of my personality is bewitching to the orderly 1s and 0s. That maybe somewhere between source and object code, the poor things just plain get flummoxed by my proximity. I guess I can stop traffic, in my own way.

8 comments:

kristine said...

my brother makes streetlights go out. and we all believe he's magnetic. so it's definitely possible, and a good thing.

Heather said...

wow, you guys are like an x-files episode.

maisnon said...

I just left the Apple Store again - let's see if the 3rd time really is the charm.

(For those keeping score at home: 1st iPod lasted 2 months, 2nd iPod lasted less than 12 hours before committing hari-kiri.)

Sushant Bhatia said...

LOL! That totally sucks! What model of iPlode did u get?

Neel Mehta said...

Tell me about it. These days I just clap my hands and all the lights in the room turn off.

maisnon said...

sushant: I bought (and replaced, and replaced again)a black 30GB video iPod.

neel: Just remember to use your powers for good!

Roonie said...

I had no idea about The Computer Chronicles of Maisnon. Now I am beginning to believe you may just be bewitched!

Sushant Bhatia said...

Video iPods are questionable in my mind. Their purpose baffles me. I get the audio part because you can do other things while listening. But video is like a deer in headlights. You can't do anything else. I guess this is the cosmic's way of telling you to stick to audio perhaps?

Anyways, I hope you new iPod doesn't use those white headphones to hang itself. :-)