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For the Rookies at Heart


At some point in time we are all rookies, novices or the new kid on the block of something. It is a fact of life we all endure. However there are certain areas of apprenticeship WE WOULD ALL LIKE TO GET OVER!

Albert Einstein, Ludwig Von Beethoven, Socrates and Mark Twain to name a few past geniuses made their names in history.  In this lifetime we’ve had Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg and Bill Gates. Were they ever rookies? Do they know the meaning of being average? Have they read the Book for Dummies of anything?

The gates of technology opened the door to change the world.  As the 3 nerd giants burst onto the playing field of business, along with them came computers, laptops, Iphones, Ipad, tablets, etc. etc. etc.

These products have served me well. However, my unseasoned, Johnny-come-lately arrival shows up when forced to BUY A NEW LAPTOP!

What are the manufacturers thinking?

Acer Aspire Ultrabook

Acer Aspire Ultrabook

How can they possibly understand the minds of unskilled trainees waddling through the sophisticated products they build?

Who do they think we are? Do they know where they hid the directions to this new laptop?

Any first year student would never know to log into the internet to give them a word- for-word guide or tutorial.

First you have to find the internet.

Second you have to know what to look for once you have logged onto it.

Third you have to search through the 1, 2 or 3 pages of a “Quick Guide” to find anything remotely similar to a website.  I guess they are saving paper which is not a bad thing but for a fledgling beginner DIRECTIONS NEED TO BE PRINTED!

The idea we have gained access to Bill Gates brain simply doesn’t exist. The makers of this Acer Aspire Ultrabook must think we are relatives who have inside information as to how to move “tiles” around, find the “charms” or change the wallpaper.

Confusing also is the switch you can make from the ancient “Desk Top” to the “swiping of the tiles.”  Using the desk top would appear retroactive and out dated so keeping up with the Zuckerburg’s newest robotics or applied science is a must. Heaven forbid we would be viewed as archaic or prehistoric.

Fun items are games, paint, or hulu but who has time for fun? Obviously a 5 year old is already trained to play “Dora’s World Adventure,” “Polar Bowlers” or “Shark Dash.”  How embarrassing.SharkDash

If anything, the incentive to outshine the manufacturers along with the 5 year old experts is sufficient to pursue this very expensive piece of equipment.

Now if I can find where to shut it down I can watch “Downton Abbey” hoping I can figure out what they are talking about.

Proverbs 4:7 “Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.”



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7 thoughts on “For the Rookies at Heart

  1. I’ve recently been on a similar learning curve. The increased speed makes up for a lot of the learning time! I had a fright when my Kindle app displayed a blank page instead of a page of the ESV Bible! How would a complete beginner realise you have to search the Amazon forums to find out there is an update to download? And the bonus was 3 books I hadn’t even ordered. Sue

  2. My dad just got a new laptop that has that tiled thing. It’s pretty cool for tablets, but it just doesn’t make sense for a laptop, unless it’s touch screen. And, yeah, he’s gotten pretty frustrated with trying to figure out how it works. 🙂

  3. Like you, I google everything and then watch videos. That’s how I changed the air filter on our car.

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