The Computer That Can’t Crash

I’ve been through this one before, but here I go again. Apple are marketing their computers with slogans like It Just Works. I’m either a computer illiterate moron or Apple are a lying sack of crap and far too often I’m seeing that the latter might be the case.

When I first started writing this entry, it was about iTunes Plus and how Apple was doing an excellent job together with EMI to drop the DRM protection on iTunes. Hell, I even bought my first ever music download from the iTunes store yesterday because the DRM was finally removed.

But halfway through writing the entry, I accidently activate Dashboard. Unfortunately, Dashboard does not appear, instead everything on screen lock up, except for the mouse pointer. I’m not able to activate any of the open windows or write anything. It’s not possible to put the MacBook to sleep, something that sometimes solved strange problems. Instead of putting the computer to sleep, closing the lid on the laptop just removed everything on screen. Except for the useless mouse pointer.,

The last resort is to turn the MacBook off and then on again. Of course all my work is lost in the process.

Perhaps the slogan should be “It Mostly Works”.


Do you have any thoughts you want to share? A question, maybe? Or is something in this post just plainly wrong? Then please send an e-mail to vegard at vegard dot net with your input. You can also use any of the other points of contact listed on the About page.


It looks like you're using Google's Chrome browser, which records everything you do on the internet. Personally identifiable and sensitive information about you is then sold to the highest bidder, making you a part of surveillance capitalism.

The Contra Chrome comic explains why this is bad, and why you should use another browser.