I woke with a start. The sweat-soaked Californian Infinity Fabric sheets were clinging to my shaking form as consciousness and my long-suffering wife’s worried face drifted into focus.
“...it was just a dream…” she was whispering, “everything’s going to be okay.”
I reached out and pulled her close to me, my breathing slowed as the nightmare receded into the half light of the early morning. It had all seemed so real, the terror so immediate, but as the sweat cooled on my brow I could feel a slow creeping disconnect with the previous panic.
Sensing me relax my wife let go, rolled away and rested her head back on the pillow, heavy eyelids closing again. I tried closing my eyes too but quickly opened them again as nightmare visions once more flooded the darkness. Leapfrogging engineers in crimson bunny suits surrounded me, Mark Papermaster was taunting me with a huge, shiny Radeon Vega Frontier Edition card, holding it forever just out of reach while Lisa Su just kept on spouting unknowable acronyms about datacentres.
“Dave?” My wife’s sleepy, gentle voice turned quizzical. “Dave… who’s Vega?”
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