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About Dave Barry

Dave Barry

Dave Barry has been at The Miami Herald since 1983. A Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary, he writes about issues ranging from the international economy to exploding toilets.

2013 Gift Guide

Dave Barry Holiday Gift Guide

A collection of gift items that won’t cost you a lot of money, and yet at the same time are pretty much worthless

2013 Year in Review

Dave Barry Year in Review

2013 was a zombie of a year

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Learning to love the computer, warts and all

At least once per day, without fail, my computer, like every computer I have ever owned, has some kind of emotional breakdown. It simply stops working - often when I'm not touching it - and it puts a message on the screen informing me that an error has occurred. It does not say what the error is, nor where it occurred. For all I know, it occurred in New Zealand, and my computer found out about it via the Internet, and became so upset that it could not go on.