The quest to find, and conquer, the evil
little electronic tablet from hell is almost
at an end.
The wife seems happy that I have downloaded
11 books to the tablet with only 37 assists
Going into this I thought, how hard can it
be? I have calmly worked on classic Jaguar
motors, built and remodeled houses, and
dabbled in art.
The hardest part, at least for me, was
mastering control of my fingers. I punched
icons like on a keyboard, but this resulted
in strange actions by the machine.
For some reason the camera kept activating
and I had several pictures of the top of my
head but no books.
So I watched her manipulate her tablet
until I got an idea. The goal wasn’t to
finger punch the device into submission,
but to gently persuade it to do my bidding.
Once I tried this action my luck changed.
If I petted the evil thing, instead of
jabbing it, the machine worked!
I killed it with kindness and it rewarded
me by actually doing what I wanted it to.
Now I have to put up with the wife bugging
to read something on it. I have explained I
am close to finishing a paperback.
The only problem I am having now is unlocking
the screen. I swipe my finger over the icon
a couple dozen times and it doesn’t open. It
just stares back at me.
The wife confused my even more when she
said I needed a stylist. I thought, what
does my hair have to do with this tablet
She explained slowly that she had said
stylus. Which got me wondering what the
tablet had to do with record players.
But she patiently explained it was like
a little pencil without lead. Really?
If they come up with something new, they
should have to come up with a new name for
it too. It confuses us oldfarts.
Comments are always welcome.