I highly object to your judgement about computers not being part of real life. Just because they didn't exist when you were a kid doesn't make them less real. When your great-grandfather was a kid there were no cars! That doesn't mean that they are not as real to you as the horse-and-buggy. Doing and building with a computer? Take a class on building a computer from scratch, dude. It's very satisfying to see a computer work from the various parts you went to buy -- not less satisfying than restoring a classic car. Restoring! If you keep upgrading your computer, including motherboard, you'll be quite busy getting better and better performance from it. Don't inflict on others the concept that "life" is only what "you" think it is, dude. Our perspective of the Universe is far too tiny and insignificant for us to pretend others would think it is important -- only marginally interesting, that's all. That said, keep risking. Risk is where it's at. Every time I start a loop I'm risking my whole skill, my whole perspective on music and the arts -- I'm betting the thing will come to some acceptable fruition. Come to think of it, every time I drive on the highway I'm risking my life, right? Even on a restored classic car. Apart from that, I like your ideas about looping devices not suffering from Y2K problems. Y2K is far more dangerous than we all think. I've seen on the news people around the country are starting to take it more seriously. -----Original Message----- From: BOB HENRY [mailto:BOBH@knme1.unm.edu] Sent: Sunday 07 March 1999 10:07 AM To: Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com Subject: (Fwd) Loopers-Delight@annihilist.com There is also something to be said about doing and building things with your mind and hands, like restoring a classic car- do that with a computer! Basically, life doesn't (and shouldn't) revolve around the computer...life is REAL...Live it! Cheers, Bob H.