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Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 7th February 2010


If you don't hear from me for a while, it will be because my Computer is 'in hospital'.  I had a major crash called a 'Kernel' (if I've spelled it correctly) and after reinstating all sorts of discs etc. Paul, the lovely chap who helps me with my computer, suggested it really does need to be looked at.

This means I have to make a 120 mile round trip and probably leave the Computer at the Apple Store.  I've had Apple Computers for over 25 years and they've always been virtually foolproof.  However, I've had several problems with this Laptop and can't help thinking - this is what you get when you outsource the production to the Far East.  Sorry to say it but it might make economic sense to Mr. Jobs as he's getting his computers made for less but have you seen the price of Apples come down - NO.

I think Apple used to be made within Europe and I never ever had a problem - in fact I've been able to give them away each time I've upgraded.  So production is taken abroad -  people lose their jobs and if they can't get re-employment, they have to go on benefit and who pays for that - we do - the taxpayers.  And it's happening all the time. 

On the train going to London one day a couple were discussing the fact that their firm were cutting jobs and outsourcing to a Call Centre abroad. Same problem.  We've got massive unemployment and yet Companies and Businesses are allowed to take the jobs away from the UK and take them where they don't have to pay so much.  OK - so apparently we all want less expensive goods but in the end we are paying more indirectly through our taxes.  Bit like Independent TV - their advertising costs are reflected in everything you buy.

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