Wednesday, 21 September 2011
Learning Curve Gets Steeper
I am working through the pain of typing this update sort of as a punishment for not blogging more regularly. The pain is from an inflammation in my wrist that has developed as I switched from my Toshiba (PC) laptop to my new MacBook Pro (which my converted friends insist I will love once I get used to it). The learning curve is very steep simply because I’m being obstinate. Since I write for a living I wanted (needed) to adapt very quickly to my new technology so took a few shortcuts… one of which included loading my Palm Software onto my Apple laptop so I could quickly access my contacts… rather than actually learning the new address book software from Mac and doing a proper conversion. Now my Palm contacts won’t convert (the Palm software keeps quitting ‘unexpectedly’ after only converting four of my 1,800 contacts) and in the process of ‘clicking around’ to find the solution I inadvertently duplicated them so now there are over 3,000! The repetitive action of clicking that many contacts away made my wrist cease up.
I’m not sure what the lesson is other than my mom’s old fashioned saying, “Patience is a virtue.” I must say I’m not feeling very virtuous right now but in the future if I’m writing about anything that requires a description of a nagging pain that starts at the wrist and shoots up your right arm, I’ll be able to describe it quite nicely.