August 14, 2007


Nothing like spending three hours explaining to someone various basic word-processing tasks such as cutting and pasting and indenting and printing!

"Okay, click out of that and open..."

"WAIT--[writing on steno pad] 'Close box by clicking on X' --Am I supposed to save that first?"


"Okay. [writing on steno pad] ' not have to save first.'"

Look, I admit to being a technological igmo, but dagnabbit, at some point in there you've got to be able to have some sort of basic functioning knowledge of such things as this just to be able to move around in a modern society.

Especially if you're one of those people who like to run around and get into meetings and act like you know all about computers.

And then I remembered that the very nature of most bureaucracies is akin to the odd society where there is little reward for being clever, and the occasional incentive for being willfully ignorant.

So, I was happy again and came to eat my lunch! Homemade ham salad on a pita! Yumcious!

After lunch?

More instruction on the Rudiments of the Magic Talking Box.

Posted by Terry Oglesby at August 14, 2007 12:30 PM

Maybe you can get him trained to pick up the slack on Possumbolg?

Posted by: BillW at August 14, 2007 02:13 PM

Have you blocked out a week for the instruction on Excel?

Posted by: southtrek at August 14, 2007 02:16 PM

I dunno, Bill--that seems like it might be dangerous. Just like trying to teach Excel...

Posted by: Terry Oglesby at August 14, 2007 03:02 PM