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.