My Problem With Updates

February 20, 2015 2:09 PM

So I’m a twenty-one year old female who uses her phone so often, it might as well be welded to my hand. I also rely on my laptop for my blogging-binge, online shopping and my writing. So why then do I have so much trouble with technology?

I have a theory that it’s because I’m afraid of it. Like a horse, my devices can sense my fear. This is of course not true, but just when I think I’ve got the hang of something, it changes. The most recent example of this has been with my laptop and the constant stream of configuration updates and general updates it’s been through in the last two months. I’ve lost count of the number of times it’s shut down on me to update the latest Google changes. As long as I can use the internet to research the difference between a Samurai sword and a Katana (which, to be fair, I still don’t even know if there’s a difference, I’m useless) then I don’t care for the updates.

And as for my system… well, I could just about manage with Windows 7. But I really struggle with Windows 8. I still don’t know how to work my way around it, and I still end up opening programs and settings I never even knew existed. I miss the old days where you had to search through all the little drop-down boxes to find what you were looking for.

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So today marks the 4th day since beginning this article, and it’s safe to say that I’ve had 5 updates in the last 7 days. And I’m not talking about little ones to update my McAfee virus checker thing… I’m talking about the “Just to let you know you need to restart your computer when you’re ready to do so in order to update” updates that actually just shut your computer down ANYWAY without letting you save. And one of these was to update my entire computer system (I think? I have no idea. HP just showed up on the screen and wouldn’t let me do anything for 20 minutes) in the middle of a Skype call.

All in all, I’m a pretty laid back sort of girl, who really just wants to be able to navigate herself around places that are scary when you press the wrong buttons. I think I might tackle phone apps next…