"Get away from that!" we admonished. For months, my parents and I had made clear to young Wendell that the computer's power cord was not to be chewed on. And in this instance, at least, Wendell was, as the humans say, a "good boy." Not a single chew mark mars the cord. Yet it has still gone kaput, roughly 10 months after we purchased our current Dell laptop. Our previous computer had similar problems, with a power cord that is expensive yet apparently cheaply made. Now we must buy yet another cord to keep the ministry's online outreach afloat. Michael Dell, you are on thin ice. Thin ice.