On not knowing how to spell "internet"
6 May 2007
So, I have this friend that has been doing her PhD thesis for a very (very) long time. Every time I see her I try and get her to finish it because: (1) she needs the kick in the ass; and (2) her computer is very old and I’m worried it’s going to die before she finishes. Yesterday I discovered her computer is so old that it does not know how to spell internet! It’s Windows 95 + WordPerfect 6–the internet was around then but I guess it hadn’t made it through to WordPerfect’s spell-checker? I need to redouble my persuasive efforts.