Weep with Me....
Arg - well, at least you can upgrade, which is a sort of good thing.
Naming PCs >>
My first PC was called George. Was a grand old chap (a 486), is now retired.
George's replacement was a muscular young chap called Henry. Very mobile.
However, fickle simmer that I am, I decided that Henry was rather weedy actually, and moved him into the back bedroom. HIS replacement was Lappy (sad name, great laptop) and Lappy was my bosom companion for many years.
Sadly, all good things must end, and one day Lappy - ended. (sob)
His replacement was Rocky (named for his speed, muscles and general immobility) but Lappy will always have my heart. Even though he had a stupid name.
* mustluvcatz volunteers to be coffin bearer for Hoey
My first two laptops had names, but I honestly don't remember them anymore... This current one doesn't have a name yet because I'm really bad at naming things and I wanted to give it something good, but I couldn't come up with anything witty.
My notebook is called Lilleman - Little Guy in Swedish - because, well, he's a notebook. Not exactly the biggest computer around.
My current big computer is officially called Cicero V, but his unofficial name is Hubbe. (My computers are like dogs, they have one fancy name and one everyday name.) It's pronounced like "hubby", but that's NOT what it means; it's a nickname for Hubert, which was his predecessor's unofficial name. (Officially, that one was Cicero IV.)
My very first computer - an IBM XT 286, back in 1990 - was called Cicero. (Yes, I named my computer for a Roman orator. I was quite the Latinist back in the day - took it at uni, even.) The next one was, of course, Cicero II. Cicero III was the first one to have an unofficial name; he was called The Hub, because he was networked with Cicero II for a little while when I'd just got him. So his successor was called Hubert.
The first Cicero is still alive, BTW. I have him in my basement. (Cicero the computer, that is. The real Cicero was murdered by Marc Anthony's henchmen in 43 BC, and I can assure you I do not have him in my basement.) He has a 12" monochrome monitor, weighs about three times what Cicero V/Hubbe does, and has a hard drive of a whopping 20 MB.
* NixNivis has very fond memories of that computer
Nix's comment reminds me of the Information Technology course that I took as at College in 1995, aimed at women returning to work. We learnt on dos machines and the college had one room with window 95 computers. We didn't like them, preferred the dos! I also relearnt how to touch type - how many people learn how to do that nowadays? I'm very grateful for the spell checker though
And touch typing is a tool of survival in my book.