As we slog through life we’ve all heard the falsehoods and outright lies spewing forth from the TV and other media, and from politicians, and not to ignore the televangelists on TV that want you to send your money to the lord but give you their own address. In the last twenty years now we have added the World Wide Web to this giant lying machine we deal with every day. I’ll leave out that retired Navy man telling you sea stories at the bar that always start: “Hey, this is no shit”…….instead of “Once upon a time” I admit guilt in that area!
But Billy Gates lied to me!!! He said download Windows 10 for free and “You can keep your’ files, they won’t move” I remember a president telling the same story about Doctors if you buy his insurance.
19 days it took me to download Windows 10, because every time the Webby thing cut out, it started from scratch once again, sometimes twice a day. But with the persistence and dogged will power it finely happened, I am officially a not so proud owner of Windows Ten, Why it seems like only a couple of years ago they dragged me kicking and screaming out of Windows 95.
I was hired by Military Sealift Command as a Yeoman/Storekeeper keeping track of fleet cargo on the ships. Paul, do you know computers? Why of course I do, I am a retired Senior Chief Ship’s Serviceman. Well the only time I saw a computer was at my last duty station in Puerto Rico, and I had Mrs. Young in my office to do that. (But she refused to make coffee, so I made the coffee and she used the keyboard.
Now MSC wants me to work using a computer, I’d never even had a Commodore 64 in front of me before. My boss Lee looked at me and smiled and mumbled, he hasn’t a clue. Plus everything was DOS as windows hadn’t gone to sea yet. Here was my logic, I saw people who had problems trying to tie their shoes, I watched them sitting at computers, and of course I’m thinking, I can do it too. (Just not very well) but no problem as far as my job was concerned.
In 1994 I bought my first home computer here in the Philippines, at that time they were as rare as an honest politician. It came with Windows “95” and I only knew DOS, do you see where life will pitch you those curved balls? But our two girls both Tweens at the time and within a few weeks were experts on windows and taught me a little at a time. I even remember sending my first e-mail, (I’ll bet Hillary also remembers hers too!)
But Windows Ten, ah here I am, thanking all that is holy that “Word” was not changed, except for the look of it. Waiting for Joel (My Putter Guy) to show up and walk me through the pitfalls and minefields, and help me locate the files that were promised to me that would still be there. (Again similar to Obamacare)
But have no fear, this old codger will soon have the basics’ figured out (Thank you Joel) and will stop grousing about windows 10 within a month or so, by then it will be second nature to me, and we who hate change, will adapt, because we know: “That the check is really not in the mail!”