Saturday, February 4, 2017

My new toy


I have a new laptop. Yay.

My last one is starting to fail me and I am too technologically incompetent to rectify the things that I'm sure can otherwise be easily fixed or updated.

Broken wifi and problems with accessing various websites (including those associated with my work) has led me to my brand new Macbook Pro.

The scary thing is that I'm beginning to worry that the new laptop might be a bit overly fancy for me. For example, what the heck is a thunderbolt port and will I be able to figure out how to connect my computer to the lecture theatre screens at work before the start of second semester? Oh, and how do I use my fancy trackpad?

I'm worried I might have simply traded one set of technological incompetencies for another.

I took my new toy out of the box last night but haven't actually switched it on yet.

In the meantime, I'm typing this on my old computer in the bedroom connected to a very long ethernet cable.

5 comments:

Victor said...

Ah, welcome to the world of MacBook. I too wondered whether I had bitten off more than I can chew when I purchased my first one. Never fear. They are terrific. Just trust your intuition to suss out how it works and you'll be fine. I wouldn't use anything else now.

Andrew said...

I tried to get used to track pad but if you have been using a mouse for a long long time, well, I just couldn't do and bought a mouse for the notebook. Having said that, the notebook has retired and I am happy with the mouse for the desktop and my fingers for the tablet.

Adaptive Radiation said...

In my experience, even the things that others find inuitive tend not to be too intuitive to me but let's see how I go.

peppylady (Dora) said...

Stop in from Andrew...Hope you enjoy your new lap top.
If you fine the time stop in for a cup of coffee

Adaptive Radiation said...

Thanks Dora.