well, it looks like the boys have got nice and comfy and settled themselves on S's sofa. So I'll perch on an armchair, or just potter about...
One thing I must confess in this introduction. (Yoz, this may offend you) I hate computers. I like using them and all the good things that they promise to bring. But I hate the techy jargon - you know "oh you have version SXHFN6.0 you need to download WEBOLLOCKS 8.2 in order for it to actually work in real time." And the fact that they cost a lot of money but are considered an antique a year or so later. I have a Mac, Powerbook G4 brought about 5ish years ago. it still works, does what I need it to without crashing. But I cannot recharge my oyster card online. If I was the great consumer champion Sasha I would give you all the details of my correspondance with transport for London. Lets face it, if I was Sasha I would have correspondance to give, not just a slightly peeved email, but I'll have names, phone numbers. heads would roll, jobs would be on the line and lawyers would be getting busy. But perhaps if I was Sasha I would have updated my operating system and never have this problem in the first place.
To put it in context, up until very recently I was using my grandmother's old Singer sewing machine, almost 70 years old. It was a object of beauty, went forward and back and sometimes varied the stich length, if you wanted it to or not.
with technology I always feel I missed out on the first day of term and still desperately trying to catch up the notes.