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My love-hate relationship

Turning on the computer late one night for a spot of indulgent research before bed, Diane Lindsay was confronted by a family historian’s worst technological nightmare…

Friend or foe? It all depends…

THOUGHTS ON…

I hate computers. I love them too, for the skills, insights, endless information and the family history adventures we’ve enjoyed together since Mr Sugar first introduced me to Amstrad and the mystery that was Locoscript in 1997. However, when they misbehave I become Basilina Fawlty, threatening to _ og my digital companion with a bramble switch, which is unfair, because I tend to treat my devices as sentient, somewhere between a wise uncle and a friendly but wilful pet. Especially as the culprit is usually myself. So you can imagine my horror when _ ring up my trusty Windows PC recently, anticipating a spot of companionable late night research, I opened my beloved ancient genealogy program, the now abandoned and defunct Generations Family Tree, to be met by a blank screen. An empty file callously inviting me to open it presided over by a sad icon representing 40 years of family history. I swear I could hear gremlins snigger in the ether.

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