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Column: A family tradition of failing with technology

Published 07/19/2011, EOT Focus

As I struggled the other day with a diesel engine on a tractor, and realized I was losing the battle, it occurred to me that this shouldn’t be a surprise. Any examination of my ancestry turns up some folks who have either not cooperated gracefully with new technology (I consider a diesel engine new technology, which goes to show where I am regarding technology) or, having not cooperated well, failed disastrously.

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