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Leith on life: Memory full

For many of my stripe, two things arrived simultaneously: smartphones and children

By Sam Leith   June 2016

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“What’s wrong with your stupid computer?”—My wife, about 10 days ago. “Nothing,”—Me. “Oh yeah?”—Wife.

As usual, she turned out to be right. My elderly desktop seldom runs anything more taxing than Microsoft Word, so works just about fine. But as soon as my wife sat down to edit a short video for her father’s 70th birthday party, it went over like Chris Christie trying to run the Marathon des Sables. It lurched. It burped. It played for time. It went blank and stared catatonically…

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