Cutting and pasting footnotes (a meditational activity) becomes ever-so-much more exciting when your netbook sobs, wails, and groans over the manuscript. That is, when the netbook volunteers to load the manuscript, which it seems to have some compunctions about doing. As this thing (a Samsung NC-10) has been behaving problematically for some time now, its current misbehavior probably counts as the last straw, or the final nail, or something proverbial like that. I'm thinking about going back to Acer for an Aspire One, as I really don't want a full-sized notebook to lug around.
In the meantime, I'm about to trek to Santa Barbara, for reasons having nothing to do with Victorian religious fiction.