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Thursday, 25 March 2010

Aaaargh. Euthanasia for the computer illiterates.

Will relations and friends of mine please get into the computer era? If as a pensioner, I can find my way round a computer, why can't you?

I seem to spend half my life these days on the phone trying to sort out computer problems of people at least a decade or two younger than me.

The usual excuse is "No-one taught me". Well to these Luddites, my reply is. "No-one taught me either".

I've just spent two hours on the phone trying to sort out why this Fuckwit relation couldn't access her Hotmail. In the end, after accessing it for her, I finally convinced her to open a new one. Mind you that was a saga in itself. (Mind you I must admit I found her dating habits on the old site a tad interesting).

Why can't people try and learn about new technology, rather than expect others to sort it out for them.

Then of course the explanation is:

She's a Teacher and votes Labour. Nuff said

Booking fatigue.



The whole world is going to Lake Garda it would seem.

I've just spent the last two days trawling websites trying to book hotel rooms for 10 people. As fast as I tried to book, some other bugger beat me to it. As the hours went on the rooms dwindled, along with my sense of humour. It was like being stalked. It was as if people were waiting till my mouse was poised and then clicking a fraction of a second before me. It was like bidding on E bay.

If it's going to be the same when I try booking flights, I'm going to hurl my keyboard into the bin.