On becoming a geek

I struggled home last night from work at 9:30pm, laden down with an ipad, a netbook, a macbook and an iphone. I had had a very frustrating day beset by technical difficulties but I was sure I’d cracked it this time. The Macbook was brand new, bought in desperation by a freelance media producer I am working with, when we couldn’t get her hard drive to talk to either my office computer, or my office backup–a Dell notebook.  Ever inventive, Erin from Good Egg Media popped into Best Buy and bought the macbook. She loaded it with Quicktime files and dropped it off at my office as darkness fell. This was excellent customer service and I am writing to you now from her machine, which sadly has to be returned as soon as we finish the project. Early this morning in Itchy Ankle, I tried to log on to the netbook, so I could access my work server and all my documents on our shared drive. The netbook wouldn’t cooperate and kept flashing error messages. It never managed to adjust its attitude. Never mind–I had the ipad. The ipad is very new and so I am still experimenting with it. I wrote a few typo-ridden messages to the office. To my personal email account, I sent some documents attached to emails I could access via the ipad. I then opened up Yahoo via Safari on the Mac and downloaded the documents so I could work with them. One problem: I didn’t know how to cut and paste using an Apple. I called Erin on the iphone and she introduced me to the world of command c, v and x. I completed 8 hours of paper editing and fiddled with a powerpoint presentation or two. I glowered at the netbook occasionally. This afternoon, there was a huge thunderstorm and the house phone promptly packed up. But I still have the iphone. Steve Jobs (and Erin McCahill) :3 Netbook: Nil. House phone? Don’t get me started.

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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One Response to On becoming a geek

  1. Peggoty says:

    You are living proof that Rosetta stone should not be going down in the stock
    market. The language that you are speaking is not known, other than
    thunderstorm of grandness.

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