Anyone who’s read my book, “A Different Way of Seeing” will know that I have something of a love-hate relationship with technology. I love the freedom that technology gives me to do the things that I want, but I’m frequently frustrated when the tech “doesn’t work”! And yes, I’m even willing to admit that in many instances “not working” is caused by my lack of knowledge, lack of skill or simple user error.
As it turns out, today I’m testing my new technology breaking point to the outer limit – I’ve just bought a brand new laptop with Windows 10… which means I’m going to have to learn not only a new operating system but also a new screen reader since the (very old) one I’ve been using will just roll over and expire if I try to use it on the new system.
As you can imagine I’m just a teensy little bit stressed right now.
- Will I overcome the challenge of having two significant learning curves taking place at the same time?
- Will I become so stressed out and unpleasant that my friends and family avoid seeing me till I’m through this phase?
- Will even my beloved guide dog Fiji pack her bags and beg to go on an extended doggy vacation till I figure Windows 10 and NVD Reader out?
- Or will I totally lose it and wind up gibbering in a corner with the new laptop grinning evilly down at me?
At this stage I don’t have an answer to those questions… but I seriously hope none of them will become a reality.
I’ll let you know what happens… At least, I will if I’m able to do so
Wish me luck… till we “speak” again!