There is no reason to panic. Back away from your computers slowly. Without breaking eye contact, feel your way along the wall and pull the power cord out with a smooth motion.

There! Now everything will be fine while I’m gone. I’ll be back at my desk on Monday, February 23, ready for you to turn your computers back on and resume working normally.

I will be occasionally available by cell phone during the week, and I will be checking email in the evening. Feel free to leave a message and I’ll do my best to get back to you. Please understand that I will be just the teensiest bit distracted this week. In the past I have found that when I answer the phone and let people know that I’m riding a ski lift under perfect conditions at a resort with the deepest snow base in the country, many people with crashed computers do not share my happiness.

If you have a crisis that needs immediate attention, please call my trusted friend and colleague Mikel Cook at (707) 827-1524. He may be able to help out.

All my best wishes for a quiet week with cooperative technology!

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