Reasons why I'm feeling nostalgic for my old manual typewriter
1. PC World is not the place to be when you're already feeling your age. I had to spend an hour in the kitchen when we got back. I used my food mixer, toaster and kettle, just to comfort myself that there were some things I could plug in and operate without having to watch a Youtube video first.
2. People who work in computer stores have a lumpy bit under their jumpers. My husband said it would be where a set of keys is attached to their belts, but I suspect they are the remnants of where the umbilical cord hasn't quite healed yet.
3. Shouting, 'Oh, I must have that one! Look - it's got a bright blue casing!' is the quickest way to make sure your husband sidles away from you and into the camera aisle.
|Fran wasn't so interested in its Intel Core i3-4030U Processor as she could have been|
4. Even though your new laptop does have a pretty blue casing, you will still want to hurl it at a wall when you can't work out how to install your antivirus software or connect it to your printer.
5. Trying to get used to Windows 8 is like wandering alone around a Scottish mountain, in a thick mist, while wearing a balaclava the wrong way round. If you find your way back to where you started, it was a fluke.
6. Until you have adapted to the ultra-sensitivity of a modern mouse pad on a new laptop, you will have to put up with a) a sudden unsolicited increase or decrease in font size on your screen; b) finding yourself about to play a Solitaire game when you were trying to do a Tesco order; c) sending an email when all you'd written was 'Hi - just thought I'd ...'
|Blue AND within Fran's technical capabilities|