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The blog post that should have been: My digital sob story

November 12, 2014

By Matthew E. Milliken
Nov. 12, 2014

I woke up very early Sunday morning and, because I realized I wasn’t going to fall back asleep, went to the Starbucks in the hotel where I’m staying in Las Vegas. (The structure actually has three separate Starbucks branches — that I know of — that can be patronized without setting foot out of doors.)

After fruitlessly struggling for a while to connect with any of the nearby wireless networks, I gave up and decided to do something that I hadn’t tried since sometime in 2013: Draft a blog post on my computer.

An hour or so later, I had all but finished a post, but my computer was running out of power. I wandered over to a nearby hotel (again, without seeing the actual sky — although there were artificial ones) and settled down at a spot in the lobby where I could plug in my MacBook Pro, a 13-incher that I acquired in August 2009.

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