Jill has posted a “can’t keep up” entry to her blog, reminding me that I’ve been meaning to do the same. Trying to tame a new computer system has stopped me in my tracks.
I’ve gone from Windows XP to Windows 7. It has proved impossible to transfer one single piece of the software that I use every day. Everything has had to be updated, generally at a price. Even having paid the price, I find there are intractable problems with supposedly professional software.
The two worst instances:
- I can no longer synchronise my Palm Centro phone with Microsoft Outlook’s calendar, so my scheduling system has broken down, and
- I have to learn a whole new program for making web pages because the one I’ve been using for many years (Homesite, an excellent tool for creating standards-compliant websites) doesn’t work with Windows 7. As it has ceased to be maintained by its owners, Adobe, in favour of glitzier, graphics-heavy alternatives, it never will.
I’ve been too busy crying to go for walks, let alone write about them.