Rob Pegoraro, columnist in the local newspaper, was "... contemplating such tasks as regulating what software runs at start-up ..." in a certain operating system produced by a convicted monopolist. He came up with a delightfully evocative phrase:

soul-numbing tedium

... a sensation that all-too-often arises when wrestling with modern technology!

(cf. "A Work List for Windows Vista", Washington Post (16 July 2006), and PersonalPositivism (16 Nov 2002), ThankYouBellLabs (26 May 2003), BrowserInnovation (28 Oct 2003), WorthTheCost (3 Feb 2004), ...)

TopicHumor - TopicLanguage - TopicProgramming - Datetag20060720

(correlates: GiftForFiction, PersonalPositivism, HarmonicMotel, ...)