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Take Flight

This bite-sized story is about what happens when internet tab management goes awry.

By Susan Rov

1 min read

My laptop used to freeze all the time. I always had 156 tabs open. The spinning wheel of death appeared every time I tried to work.

Determined to fix it, I hatched a clever plan. I installed an extension that suspended all unused tabs.

They tucked their heads under their wings for a peaceful slumber and only woke up when reloaded. I was able to work on countless things at once with no disruptions.

Everything was going well until I took my laptop on a plane. All my tabs remained asleep, unwilling to resume their duties without the internet.

So instead of being slowed down, I couldn’t work at all. 🤦🏽‍♀️

Next time, I’ll remember to disable the extension before venturing to destinations without WiFi.

Susan Rov

About Susan Rov

Susan traded cocktails and lattes for words that move. As a copywriter on a mission to end boring, she brightens brands and makes an impact. Number 463 on the list of fiction readers left standing, you'll find Susan at sunrise—running, writing, and wondering how to change the world next. That drive led her to become a founding team member of BRIL.LA.