It’s true. My blog died several weeks ago with the advent of a new computer, and the switch from a pc to Mac has almost killed me off! I’ve spent copious hours reading online manuals and watching tutorials; I swear learned nothing! Even though I thought I could read, listen, and understand English, technological talk renders me illiterate.
It chaps my heinie that simplistic directions of “how-tos” have been so confounded for folk my age. Can you even imagine how difficult it would be to execute a Betty Crocker recipe written in techno-talk?
- Open your search engine. Enter the exact name of the recipe.
- Click on the button.
- When the recipe appears, scroll downward using the arrow key.
- Note the ingredients needed. If you need help, press the help icon.
- To alter the portion setting, press the space bar by the number of servings needed. If you need 12 servings, press 12 times.
- If you enter serving amount incorrectly, press F7 to go back.
I was doubly foolish. I bought a new printer. THE printer created by some genius who delighted in making my life absolutely frustrating and miserable for two weeks. When I finally got it to print, I tried to scan. Of course, there were no directions, except online. I found them and clicked on print, so I could follow them. A message appeared: Do you want to print all 196 pages? WTF? Is this the great American novel?
But my nightmare didn’t stop. The sound bar on my “smart tv” fell silent. The more buttons I pushed, the more online advice I read, just made matters worse. Fortunately, I was somewhat lucid enough to buy another, less sophisticated sound bar that works…as of this moment.
With that being said, please be patient. Dr. Suze Espouses is a work in progress. It takes a long time to teach this old dog.