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Crushed by the Wheels of Industry

May 16, 2007, 00:00 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jeremy Allison)

[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for this link. ]

"Being the geek in the family can get you in trouble. I was sat at a social function with my wife's friends, all happily chattering away in Mandarin. I can barely count to ten in the language so meaningful conversation is a little difficult unless it's about arithmetic. I got bored, which is always a dangerous thing.

"'My daughter has a new computer, would you help set it up?' asked one of my wife's friends. 'I'd love to,' I replied. Finally, something to do that I would enjoy...!"

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