Help! I am confused, but I am sure it must be me, no longer understanding the computer world. The Prompt word of the day is “folly”. To make sure of the meaning of the word I had a look in the Webster dictionary. Not a Brit dictionary but a genuine all American dictionary, the one that WordPress certainly refer to in their prompt suggestions. It says “lack of good sense or normal prudence and foresight” which was a thought that passed through my 70 year old golden oldie brain when I first saw the new look of the Reader. I made a few negative comments on my “Good Morning” blog, have received a few comments from a few of my followers. Now it is afternoon and I am ready to blog – about “folly”. I switch on my Apple computer and this is the Reader page I see
The photo shows my Good Morning blog as it always looks: clear, large enough to read and a very good reproduction contining the first three lines of my written words. Was I seeing things this morning on my iPad from my horizontal position in bed. This is my Apple computer and my Word app is showing the normal reader as if nothing had happened.
I decided to do a double check. Yes I am a golden cyber oldie and have the best of both worls, so I connected my Microsoft computer and this is the same place in the Reader on my Microsoft screen-
Do you notice something? Yes, my faithful colleagues of the WordPress legion, it is the new look. My Good Morning blog is now squeezed into a top line and there is enough room to even show the next blog in the row. Everything is now the new economy size. Photos are the big sensation, all photos are shown in tbe same size and the text has shrunk, been compressed into a mere two first lines. I need new eye glasses to be able to read it, but everything is there in the new look.
This is my folly of the day. I really did not want to complain, because through cyber experience, I have realised that the gods of computers will do as they deem to be the right thing and no matter what I say, it will be ignored and cast into an eternal cyber garbage can.
What surprises me is that my Apple computer still has the good old fasioned king sized version, where I do not have to put my nose on the screen to be able to read all about it.
I decided to make further investigations. and I find a posting from WordPress.com Blog telling us all about this new look. It is followed by various remarks from people like us, singing the praises of this new look with many remarks such as “Love it”, “Great Additions” and “Awesome”. Strange that remarks were made on my Good Morning blog complaining and they do not appear on this list of praise.
And me? My first thought was to ignore this new idea and to keep quiet about it, not wanting to be a spoilsport for all those enthusiastic people. I really do not want to gain a reputation of being a “computer grinch”, now do I? What I do not understand, pardon my ignorance, is that my Apple computer still has the good old system, for which I am thankful, but my iPad and telephone now have the new system, although it is the same Apple based company. I did read somewhere that this has naturally all been develped with the mobile telephone users in mind, you know those that can no longer eat, sleep or breathe without texting on their mobile phones. Personally I have problems texting blogs on my mini keyboard on the telephone and prefer a king sized computer. How stupid I must be.
Forget it, just a stupid grey-haired computer golden oldie with nothing better to do. I should really stick to my knitting and crossword puzzles. It is safer and I do not run the risk of having a fried brain by all these online “follies” I seem to be encounting lately – or is it “folleys”- we learn someting every day.