Thursday, April 26, 2007
I finally gave in and bought a digital camera. Scary looking thing. I think it's smarter than me. Symbols do not replace words without the words to explain them. Reading the instructions quickly I now have a picture of my chin. I'm shocked to read, "You have now taken a picture and loaded it into your computer." I tell it wait a minute, I haven't done that. Finally I read that I should install the C.D. that came with it and I will learn to be a professional photographer. So I install. After 18 minutes of installation it is at 98% and won't go any further. I imagine it has installed the Kodak advertisements about all the other things I need to go with it, like a camera case and a BMW, and is now deciding whether it should do the rest.
At this point 9 year old Andy comes in. Hits Control/Alt and delete. Starts over and has it done in two minutes. He explained the whole thing to me but I didn't understand all the words. I don't know what he meant by obsolete fossil, the camera and computer are brand new. What does anachronistic mean? He's a tough little
grunge but I think I can take him. ED