The reason I have been reflecting on the above argumentative familiarities is that I was recently, and for a frustratingly long time, deprived of my own super-fast, super-powerful computer. Instead, I had to make do with a much more primitive computer, in the form of a very cheap and very obsolete laptop, which I had pretty much ceased using at all, except in emergencies like this one. And the “emergency” despite daily hope that it would soon end, went on and on, and on. At Samizdata