Several months ago I bought a computer for the shop. Something to edit videos on, to keep books for the club, and as a general record-keeping system and a place to keep match scores. I bought a little solid-state device, brought it home, updated it, and took it to the shop.
I went out this morning to input some scores, and Excel wouldn't accept input. It worked last week, but this morning, it won't work at all. So, I brought it inside to see if I could get it to work. Evidently, Windows needs to check in with the mother ship once in a while. Now, it's going through some sort of interminable update cycle.
There are a very few of us who don't acre if a particular device ever connects to the internet. We might want to take it to the woods to download game-cam photos, or to keep in the shop for light record-keeping. Someone should make a nice little computer that can be a stand-alone device that does't feel an overwhelming compulsion to update every time a new feature comes along.
I am coming to despise the connected world. I don't want the cloud, or whatever OneDrive is. I simply want to store things on a flash drive and update records occasional.