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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.

APPLE MAC & Ipad

Date: 30th November 2010

APPLE MAC & Ipad

I’ve been a Mac user for 25 years and wouldn’t dream of ever changing to a PC. However I do have a few issues - with all the wonderful things the Mac can do for it’s user, why oh why does it not have a Facility for listing items in Alphabetical Order.

I indulged in an Ipad a few months ago – mainly because of it’s lack of weight. Apart from the fact that it went wrong in under 3 months and was hastily replaced – as it should have been – I’m pleased with it although am having to learn a whole different way of using it as I don’t have an Iphone.

But please Mr. Jobs, why are you being so stubborn over Adobe Flash. I subscribe to the excellent e-greetings offered by the Jacquie Lawson Website.
1. Now, on my Ipad, I can see the titles and send them but I cannot view them in animation.
2. Having been assured by Stormfront in Canterbury that I could load my Keynote Presentations from my Laptop onto the Ipad – I find that I cannot. The Ipad was purchased to make ‘light’ of my Presentation talks. Now I am going to have to load the whole darned lot again – several hours of work.
3. After the massive upgrade I was expecting to be able to print Wifi from my HP Printer which was only purchased six months ago. No such luck.

So, by and large, I think I might have thought again (think of Topol in Fiddler on the Roof!) had I been made aware of the restrictions on use of the Ipad.

And, Mr. Jobs, I join in with the countless thousands who don’t like the ‘New’ version of sending emails from Iphoto where we do not have a choice of size or quality – again unless I’m missing something.

Whilst on the subject of modern technology – does anyone else find it incredibly frustrating that one can never contact a person these days. If you have a problem you send an email and back comes the message on a ‘no-reply’ email stating that the organisation will respond to you within a certain time frame – very often they don’t but try as you might, you cannot locate a phone number and if you did there’d be a dozen push button options. I’ve sent two emails to Australia in the last fortnight and have had two replies (or no-replies) stating that they would get back to me – some hope!

There’s a lovely ad on Classic Fm where the voice says words to the effect ‘there now follows 28 options and if none of these is what you want, then press button 8 for another 50 options. How I hate this mechanised world. I’ve got a big problem with BT but have put off, for a month now, contacting them because I know I will be put on hold for a minimum of 10 minutes and then will get some polite person on the other side of the world whom I will probably not understand because of their accent – and so BT takes more money off me because I can’t face the hassle.

And as for this paperless world – there might be less paper generated in businesses but have you been caught having to download documents. Staysure – an otherwise excellent Insurance Company for the over 50’s, expects you to download the Insurance Schedule which is 28 pages long – or if you pay them extra they will send you a copy which is probably cheaper than using up the ink on 28 pages!

And when it comes to paperless ticketing for Airlines – well it may be paperless for them but the poor old passenger ends up with Sheets of the stuff – you should see my paperwork for the trip to Australia – you’d think I was going for a year.

Bye for now. Jan


 

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