Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for
what you want.
Joseph Wood Krutch
When they aren’t asleep, our cats spend most of their lives focusing on what
they want. When it’s dinnertime, I hear about it. When it’s cuddle time, I get
the hint when the flabby tabby lands in my lap with a big thud.
In a way, you have to admire this singleness of purpose. Troi, the small tank-like
feline is the epitome of self-absorption. She lives by the philosophy that anything
that is not her idea is not a good thing. She’s actually an affectionate little
critter, but only on her terms. If it’s not her idea, she’s not interested.
(For example, taking pills is so NOT her idea…ever.)
Sometimes in business, you have to just be like a cat and ask for what you
Long-time readers may have noticed that Computor Companion has been
on a rather long hiatus. The reason is that we’ve had a lot to do and we needed
to focus on things that make money. For the last issue or two, we’ve relied
on the generosity of friends and fellow nerds and geeky types to write articles.
We haven’t wanted to bug them too often, but recently, I decided that the hiatus
had gone on long enough.
It was time for a Fall issue and I did a call to writers asking for what I
want. They responded and I hope you’ll like the results.
Computor Companion is a volunteer effort brought to you by the kindness
of a few computer-savvy folks who believe that there’s a need for helpful articles
on computing topics. (If you like this site, you may also like our free weekly
ezine, Logical Tips too!)
One final note: new readers often ask us about the spelling of the magazine
name. Our rationale is that a computOr is one who computes, as opposed
to a computEr, the machine itself.
We figure that the machine doesn’t need a companion, but maybe those of you
operating those computers could stand a little sympathy and support. That’s
the goal of Computor Companion. Enjoy 😉