At the time that I was a student, GE had an advertising claim that read “Progress is our most important product”. I had a teacher, who said that the claim should read “Progress is our most important problem”.
At the time, I did not give this much thought, because it was irrelevant to what I had to learn to get good grades. Now, I have growing sympathy with his opinion. This comes to mind when I contemplate my new iMac. It represents progress, I suppose, but it is a problem for me. I should be thankful, because it was a gift. I like its modern design and large screen. The dashboard works okay, if I need to calculate some number, look up a word, or play solitaire. Unfortunately, I prefer my aged (4 years is ancient in the ever-changing computer world) MacBook for major operations, like Safari and Mail. At times, I even like my older PC better, especially for Word.
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Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.