My computer went to sleep last night, and never woke up! It was working great when I went to bed, but this morning it was quite dead, and refused all attempts at coaxing it into waking up. I was meeting the fabulous Megan McArdle for a coffee on 57th Street anyway, so I took the opportunity to take the computer into the friendly cube-shaped computer hospital on 59th and 5th. They muttered darkly about a logic board, and took the computer away for surgery; with any luck, I should have it back by the weekend, but until then I have to get used to working again on my old desktop. No great hardship.
I’m mostly backed up; the main things I lost were all the tabs I had open in Firefox, ready to get turned into fabulous blog entries today; and one half-written new blog entry about mortgage equity withdrawal, which I haven’t the heart to rewrite. If you’re interested, go here: Calculated Risk has everything you need to know. The upshot is that using CR’s numbers, 2007 GDP is likely to be about 0.8% lower than it would have been if mortgage equity withdrawal remained at 2006 levels.