I am not a fan of learning new technology…in fact, I hate it. Just thinking about updating to a new phone, new printer, new camera or new computer program just makes me think about crying.
I think the hatred comes from the item not being tangible. If the printer doesn’t work, it typically isn’t because it isn’t plugged in. It’s some “communication error” that I can’t see and don’t have a clue of how to fix. I don’t know how many times I’ve wound up in tears.
I have been having trouble with the software that I use to publish my website, Making Learning Fun. For those of you who don’t know, Making Learning Fun is my “real” job. I put together educational ideas for preschool through first graders. The printables and ideas are all on my website and are free for everyone to download.
Finally after three month of woes and fighting, I bought the new software. It sat here a few days. Other commitments have kept me from installing it-but today, I can finally, finally install it. The program is Microsoft Web Expressions 4.
So far, it’s going okay….but the hard part hasn’t happened yet.
If you hear crying and wailing from Iowa…it’s me.
I am soooo with you! When I was younger, I liked opening new gadgets. It was like Christmas. But the older I get (and I’m much older than you), the less I like change. My granddaughter just got a new computer that had Windows 8 on it. I didn’t like it. I like my computer the way it is and don’t want to change.
Good luck with your new software. We’re here for you.
I’m with you. I hate it when the computer says “Failure. Contact your IT person.” because I AM the IT person since I’m the only person in the my office. I finally decided my time is better spent in other places (like with my kids) than struggling with a software or hardware problem and located a trusted local businessman to call when I need to. Sure I pay for it, but I think it is a better use of my time overall.
Good Luck!!!! I’m so with you!!! Thank goodness my 23 yr old is still living at home!! Her techno help is part of the payoff that I get for giving her free rent!! I hope when she moves out that she doesn’t go too far!!