Pressing the power button on my MacBook Air multiple times, I found myself faced with nothing but a black screen. I plugged the charger in, closed the laptop and waited a few hours.
Okay, let’s try this again.
I opened the laptop and pressed my index finger firmly on the power button. Nothing. I tried it again… and again… and again.
With several projects due, one of which I had not backed up to my separate hard drive in a week, I started to feel a tightness in my chest that I had not felt in years. Looking around at the people in the little Caribbean rum shop where I had gone to get free Wi-Fi, I tried to calm myself down and appear normal. I asked the girl behind the bar if she knew of any Apple stores on the island.
No. Of course, this wasn’t going to be so easy here.
She gave me the name of a computer repair guy in town and when I asked her if the guy worked on Apples, she told me that he eats them… Continue reading “The Day I Almost Quit”