i love this site, because it is for beginners and "pros" alike. with all the different operations you need to carry out, and all the maintenance, upgrades, service, troubleshooting, etc, a computer isl ike a child that never grows up, because it is always changing and needs constant attention. but thats why we love it! it part of us! i take better care (or at least devote more time to) of my computer than i do myself! that says a lot. or maybe a little. oh well. i intend for this thread to hopefully become a semi-philosophical rant about computing in general, in it s entirety.