This writeup has nothing to do with the wisened and responsible tone of Sudderth, and I apologize for that. This is merely a factual account of a blood-crazed murderous killer mutant computer on the looose.

Sadly, I've not had any experience with this wondrous specimen, so the story was related to me by a friend.

Well, it seems that this computer had a really powerful CD-ROM drive, with a scary number closer to 100 than 50 followed by an X to designate its reading speed. Consequently, this bad-ass CD-ROM was habitually spinning at an ungodly speed. Unfortunately, a fabric defect would cause the CD-ROM bay to open before the CD was allowed to spin down properly, and the plastic disk would therefore fly across the room, badly injuring whoever so happened to stand in the way.