When I was in Ireland many years ago I was introduced to the “Irish Mile” which, for those of you who’ve never come across such a thing, is more flexible but definitely f-a-r longer than any mile you’ve ever come across before. I’m becoming increasingly aware that “Technology Time’ is very similar. My new wireless printer which was “easily set up in a few minutes” took me 2 DAYS to get working properly. It was months before I discovered how to turn up the volume on my mobile phone but that was about a year faster than a friend who didn’t believe it could ever be done until I showed her how. My lifetime won’t be long enough for me to become capable of setting up and recording a programme on our TV.
Since the Zero to Hero challenge started I seem to have spent most of each day fiddling around on my computer so my husband is no doubt now aware that if I said, “I’m just going to change the theme on my blog” he could safely go and play 18 holes of Golf and be back home before I’d had time to finish the task.
I have just realized however another aspect of “Technology Time”. The times suggested in technological gear setup instructions could actually instead be the equivalent of a “best before date” since they seem to be out of date before you’ve had time to dispose of the packaging!