Somehow computers have no compassion for their owners and think they can do whatever they want to. Devices can be so devilish can’t they?
Ever notice when you are typing away at something and accidently how.. Don’t ask me but touch the wrong key and all that great text that you had been writing seems to have disappeared for no reason at all. And I know in my mind and I am 100 percent sure that I did not touch any key that had to do with delete!!
I think computers sometimes want to make my life very difficult and then there is the language business… Which English do I choose??? My golly I am writing in English and English is English isn’t it… No not according to my computer… It gives me a choice of a couple to choose from. All I want to do is write a couple of simple sentences and not some literary work of art.
But, no my computer has to make some suggestions as to how the word/s should be spelt. Doesn’t my computer have a heart for me??? I say, NO it is just waiting for the moment when I turn my back and it will do some odd thing and my text will disappear or the font will change on its own and I am left at the mercy of this electronic device.
I always try to be nice to my computer and treat it with care and understanding, but I wonder sometimes does it have bad days too???
I think when my computer is having a bad day it seems to make a lot of suggestions as to how my sentences should be constructed, and believe me I do not like the suggestions either. I know what I want to say and I don’t what to write like a machine. I am a human and what to be creative and if my style of writing isn’t according to the computers thoughts… Too bad, sorry computer, but I can be a bit heartless to at moments! I press the button and say “ Sorry pla I don#t like your suggestion. Mine is better!! And look at my last sentence the computer is trying to play tricks on me and make it look like I can’t write…. I wanted to say: Sorry, pal I don’t like your suggestion.
Though computers do have a couple of advantages when compared to…… remember back then the thing called a “typewriter” Now that was really something. You made a mistake and you could not always delete it, but instead you had to get a whole new sheet of paper and start over. And of course you always made a mistake on something that was important that you were typing… or another famous one was you finished typing took it out of the typewriter and started reading it and notice in the middle of the page some spelling mistakes, and then what.. Start over again… But you knew how to spell back then because there was no spell check and your brain held a vast range of words that could be called-up automatically when needed.
Oh the fond memories of the typewriter, and the all time famous one I as a onetime high school student remember was the typing class for girls, were we had to learn to type so many words a minute.. I will admit that was not a strong point for me because I was defiantly not cutout to be a typist. But there were some girls in the class who were faster than light with their 60 words a minute and if I was lucky I managed 30.. So that destroyed my chances of become a career typist. Though I will admit I don’t regret it either.
Yes, times have changed and here we are typing away with spell check, sentence correction and language recognition all in one.