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Sunday, April 08, 2007


My computer went in for a logic board replacement three weeks ago (I am tough on my electronics). Yesterday the logic board died again (faulty part used in the repair). Today I took it in to the Apple Store in University Village, departing at 10:30. At 12:30 the call came in that the repair was complete. Now, we have a couple of wonderful pieces of symbolism here.

My computer, in keeping with the Lord of the Rings naming system I started in 1995, is named "The White Tree." You see, I had a 800 MHz G3 that had a series of problems and was eventually replaced, free of charge, by the machine I have now. In the Lord of the Rings books, among the things Aragorn must do to prove his lineage is locate the sapling of the White Tree, bring it back to Minas Tirith, and replant it. This is the reborn tree.

Equally ironic/symbolic is that this all took place on Easter morning. Last night (OK, so it wasn't Thursday) my computer died. Today it was reborn. How's that for a two-fer?