Thursday, July 8, 2010
The Terrible Tales of a Technophobe
Don’t you just hate them? Well, maybe hate is too strong a word. Resent might be a better one.
I’m talking about those people who can turn on their computer and get it right, first time. No problems. No hassle. No fuss.
Or maybe a friend shows you what to do on their computer. Looks so simple, yeah?. Uh uh. You can’t wait to go home and try it on yours. But just you wait. What worked on theirs, doesn’t work on yours.
In fact, it’s got so bad now, that even I end up laughing at myself. I expect it to go wrong, and so it does.
When I sign up for a course that tells me what I’m supposed to do, and follow instructions to the letter, my computer is the one that never plays ball. There’s always a different response to what is expected and the course convenor ends up signing me up manually. I just hope and pray that nothing ever goes wrong because I wouldn’t know how to get back.
Surely, the way to stop bothering friends and family and learn from the bottom up is to buy the Word Book for Dummies. That will help me get over the many problems technophobes must endure. Won’t it?
Well, I brought the book that would turn all my computer dreams into reality, confident that all the hassles of compterdom were behind me.
But oh no. Nothing that simple for you, my girl. You see, I never got the response from my friendly PC that the book said I would, no matter how many times I went back to the beginning and started again. Did I miss something? A vital point? You already know the answer to that.
Maybe it’s a conspiracy by the powers that be, and they are having a laugh at my expense.
And take something as simple as this blog. It will be fun to join my chapter sisters in a mutual blog, won’t it? Please?
Uh uh. Problem from the word go. So if you are reading this sad tale, it’s thanks to Mona and her step-by-step, handy-hold instructions that I got it right.
Posted by Jean Drew at 11:44 PM