This one’s personal.
As the eagle-eyed amongst you may have gleaned from recent blogs and on-air mumblings, I have a brand new PC with which to grapple.
It’s shiny, grey – cobalt splash I think – and it’s called Huwcyn Peredur AKA HP.
Now, I am not about to launch a whingethon about how installing it was the equivalent of wading knee deep through black treacle & how operating Huwcyn Peredur is similar to wrangling a very difficult child.
Suffice to say yours truly, who is far from being the twistiest screwdriver in the toolbox, managed to get HP up and running AND – drum roll, applause and marshmallows for all – get the wireless broadband doover whacky blinking blue and red.
“Well done my son.”
But there was something gnawing at me as I relaxed and admire my IT handiwork
So what’s the beef?
It’s the language of the computer world, it’s the user friendliness of the start-up programs, it’s the why oh why oh why-ness of it all.
There you are sailing through the set-up and clicking on “OK” etc., then all of a sudden a boxy thing pops up.
“If you are considering mandating the elevated plug-in capability of the thread able core qualities of this PC click OK. Failure to do so could result in catastrophic loss of gammonability and throgbottley file crescendos.”
Perhaps that’s a slight exaggeration, but you know what I am getting at.
Why is this so?
Or, in an attempt to ward off allegations of technophobia, why can’t installation come by means of embedded video/audio tutorials or through a dvd/cd that comes in the box?
Or are people like me doomed to feel technologically incompetent so that the kings & queens of geekery can rule over us?
Now, how do I cut & paste this without bringing down the whole edifice?