Thursday, May 10, 2012
I admit I'm just a bit of a technology nerd - not a full fledged one, mind you. I have no desire to take apart my computer and discover how it works. (I also admit, however, that I've seen the insides of computers more than once and putting one together doesn't seem all that difficult a challenge.)
I love simple, elegantly designed technology that does what it's supposed to do. Hence the many, many hair tearing moments I had back in the day before Microsoft put out the Windows O/S.
And then more hair tearing moments with all the different versions of Windows including Vista, which I am currently using. It's a wonder I have any hair left.
And yet one of the things I love about technology is that sometimes it isn't all that easy and I have to learn and I have to be clever about how I learn and how I work out how to do what I want to do. Anything that makes me stretch my brain is a good thing.
Now that I have the iPad and have figured out how to migrate photos etc. and have not yet figured out why I can't configure my mail (need help from Shaw I think) I am once again at the crossroads of trying to decide about my next computer. Let's face it, a next one is in my future. Apple? HP? Really, I am not a heavy graphics user. I word process, I do accounting (minimal) and I play with photos and sometimes videos. The Apple is very expensive but wouldn't it be lovely to have all my devices talk to each other effortlessly?
On the other hand, Windows 8 should prove to be quite fabulous.
Not only do I love technology, I also love having to chew over it, make decisions about it and research it. You'd almost think I had an analytical bone in my body.