In today’s paper (yes, I read a real paper version) Microsoft announced the release of its new Windows 10 operating system which will have a real start button. (Yay for start buttons!)
If you have read my posts for the past two weeks, you know I am struggling with my new computer. More directly the struggle is with the Windows 8.1 operating system.
OMG! They must read my blog. I am convinced that my pithy comments carried some weight. At least that is what I told the beloved husband *eye roll.*
Perhaps they will include me in beta testing. Wouldn’t that be cool? I could advise them on how 60-somethings use computers.
No chuckling here. I have magnificent spreadsheets on landscaping plants, medications and vitamin supplements! We are a lot savvier than most people imagine.
Just today I volunteered to show the beloved husband how to keep “0’s” in the zip codes on address spreadsheets.
In my darkest hour, when I was searching to buy a Windows 8.1 paper manual (which Microsoft does not make by the way) there was one targeted to seniors. I read the reviews. Many of them were along the lines of “Do they think we are idiots?” “I know where the start button is and I know it won’t work unless it’s on” and of course the old “this is demeaning for seniors.”
This could develop. Perhaps I should have brunch with Bill and Melinda. I can give my feedback over a nice mocha latte.
Of course I’ll have my smart phone with me just in case Apple gives a better offer.
I am updating my vocabulary so I don’t call everything “thingy.” After all I want to appear professional.
I’m here and I’m available. Call me!
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