Talk about ironic...about 24 hours after I write about the poor health of my notebook computer, I return home to find that the screen doesn’t work any more. Bloody typical!

Actually, the screen is fine, but the backlight is dead, so you can’t see what is on the screen. Not much use, really.

What do I do now? Buy a new computer? I could buy a monitor, but to what end? To continue to use an antique computer at a screen refresh rate of 65Hz...? That’s fine for a flat panel, but unbearable on a CRT. All the disadvantages of a notebook (poor upgradeability) without the benefit of portability. Not to mention that every other part of this computer seems to be in a state of decay...

Hmm... I need cash.