After eight-and-one-half years of faithful service, my Compaq 14inch monitor, passed away after a brief electrical disturbance last night.
The monitor was part of a computer system that I won in a contest back in 1997.
The monitor served through two incarnations (first as the monitor for the won computer, and then, in 2002 it became part of the high falutin' tower system that is being used currently).
The monitor is survived by a now retired hard drive, key board and printer.
The monitor will be laid to rest in the big green dumpster in the far side of the parking lot near where I live.
Due to the monitor's passing, I am currently with out computer access at home until Wednseday or Thursday ...