The other day, I went to CostCo and bought a new blender. The old one had broken after a dozen years of use. I took the new one out of the box, plugged it in, and made a quick smoothie.
WHY CAN’T COMPUTERS and all this tech stuff that Linda insists I learn or buy, work that easily? Huh? Huh?
Nothing in the tech world is easy; nothing is ever simple; and forget getting someone to help unless you are willing to wade through the endless FAQs on the web-site that never seem to address MY question. Or worse, go through an interminable and useless list of prompts on their phone system only to be put on hold and then disconnected after 15 minutes of being force-fed their commercials and promos on the hold line!
Linda suggested that I get my radio show on iTunes as a podcast (free) download. Great idea. BUT, it turns out the PDF that Apple supplies requires an engineering degree to understand and, as ALWAYS, it is far from simple or easy. What’s a PDF anyway?
Weeks later, I’m still struggling with my web-designer to get my first podcast uploaded to iTunes. Evidently there are some problems that have to do with things called RSS, URLs, OMGs, and WTF from the feedback she’s given me.
That is why whenever I buy a new tech thing my excitement at getting it soon evaporates by the time I bring it home. I know what faces me. I procrastinate. Finally, after a stiff drink, I open the box.
I come back to my original premise, why can’t they make them like blenders! Plug it in and bzzzzzzzz!
Notes from BoomerTechTalk:
Ray Gordon has written a response to this rant: Why Blenders Should Be More Like Computers.
On the reference to the difficulty of connecting podcasts to iTunes – this applies to the Joomla platform this author is using for his website. WordPress websites have a simple plug-in to accomplish this connection