decided fallen into a life of freelancing. Awesome! Everyone else is a damned fool with their offices and coworkers and bosses and taxed income. Not you! Hell no. You don't take orders from anyone. You're pretty much your own boss! You work when, where, and however much you want. Life can be pretty damn great.
Except when it's not. Like now. It's been a slow month with projects, and now your money supply is pretty much drained. If you finish the big assignment by tomorrow, you'll have just enough cash to pay for rent or healthcare. Covering both is completely out of the question. So, before you can start working and earning those fat dollar bills, you have to make your first big boss decision of the day. Do you mail your rent check or make your healthcare payment?
This is your typical consumer model throne. If you just want a cheap prop, it's fine. If you want to actually sit like a king, pony up the cash and get yourself a prosumer model. This entry level stuff is more for a duke or baron at best.
Do you wish to know what computers will be doing in the year to come? With a sigh I shall exert the minimal effort it takes to reveal all. Feel free to print out these predictions and share them with your friends via fax.
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