Well, it happened again – exactly two weeks after I purchased another computer, it crashed. Fortunately, I was able to figure out how to re-format and re-install my operating system, but it took a lot of time and necessitated re-installing all of the programmes I had lost.
And, more to the point, once again I lost a mass of information and references I had accumulated for posting, so once again I have to start from scratch, and this will affect the number of postings for a while.
Beyond that, from “crash” to “recovery” took no more than 24 hours, so things could have been a lot worse!
Now I hope things will improve for a while – having to become adept at recovering from computer disasters is not something I would wish on anybody…