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The machines are taking over !

Posted by Big John on October 29, 2011

I have not been blogging much this week, which is not to say that I have not been using my computer, or at least I have been trying to, for it seems to have taken on a mind of it’s own.

I won’t go into all the details, mainly because I don’t understand what has been going on, but it started when I tried to compose a document using Microsoft ‘Word’ and the programme didn’t think much of what I was doing and so started changing things.

Now the piece that I was writing was a little unusual, in that I was mixing various fonts, spacings, colours etc. but I didn’t expect to see the words ‘zipping’ all over the page, with some being deleted and whole paragraphs being totally rearranged.

The system then started demanding that I answer questions which I didn’t understand, got frustrated when I gave the wrong answers and decided to ‘log off’ ! … An hour later I was still trying to log back on !

I know I thought .. I’ll ‘phone the help-line… and guess what ? … I pushed the buttons on my expensive .. “all whistles and bells” .. ‘Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications’ super ‘phone only to discover that it …

…  had decided to take the bloody day off  !

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2 Responses to “The machines are taking over !”

  1. Grannymar said

    I think your computer is trying to tell you something!! ;) Glad you have the problem sorted again.

  2. Rummuser said

    My first choice is still the old fashioned land line telephone which makes life easy to live for me. I also use a Mac after much frustration with Windows. Mac has never ever collapsed on me!

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