From the title, you would think I was talking about something lofty, like “American Democracy”.  Alas, I am talking about something much more mundane. My laptop’s hard drive went belly up yesterday, leaving me to spend the better part of the day tracking down a new one and restoring all the info I could. These things happen; such is life. And it did give me the opportunity to try my hand at a more technical Spanish as I scoured the neighborhood for un nuevo disco duro.