It all began with an Apple – This week has been one medical appointment after another, with my last appointment today. However, I have been doing some technological things also, having purchased a new Apple lap top which I am in the process of learning.
I read somewhere that a treatment center for technology-addicted people had opened…in California…I think. Apparently, some folks get so hooked on their computers, games, etc. they need help. My new Apple lap top convinces me I don’t qualify for treatment yet. I never saw so many ‘apps’ in one place. Ninety percent of them will never be used by me.
David thinks I am a computer whiz. Although he reviewed computer “stuff” for the Patent and Trademark Organization (PTO) a few years back, he worked almost exclusively with hardware. Besides, he reminds me, mostly his job involved the legal end of patent application. Although he remains the hardware expert in our home, he knows I have surpassed him in understanding and using software. But I had done that before I retired. However, in my job, I worked with software associated with local networks, mainframes and other equipment, and had access to computer technicians (mostly gals). I only know enough about personal computer software to have an idea of what I don’t know.
On the wall in one of his examining rooms, my doctor has a photograph of a little boy slapping his forehead and talking to his grandmother over the phone, trying to help her navigate something or other on her computer. For a long time, I had granddaughters close by who could navigate their smart phones and laptops as if there was nothing to it. On more than one occasion, they helped me with my phone which remains an enigma.
The other thing I have been doing this week is trying to figure out why Word Press and I have such a difficult relationship. The most recent issue has involved posting to my blog. I contacted WP and told them I was having difficulties, but as I had ‘hardwired’ the ‘publish’ button, and posted something that day, as the contact noted, I got no help. So, I accomplised getting a post out in the blogosphere, but without a title. I also cannot spell check it or load photographs.
Thus if you see silly errors in my post, forgive me.
Okay, that’s enough moaning for one Friday, back to the lap top to read my mail.