So who’s in charge? |

So who’s in charge?

I have joined the 21st century and .dotty. At age 81, I am now acquainted with Yahoo and Google and probably with boggle. Just often enough something I’ve asked my computer to do (and I am oh, so polite) comes out nearly right, and I get to thinking I’m finally in charge. Heh-heh.

Then I forget to click one little icon twice or else click another doohickey one time too many and my computer says ILLEGAL OPERATION. Now isn’t that scary. So nothing for it but to go backwards through the maze, and even if I’ve left a trail of crumbs, they’re impossible to see without a rear-view mirror.

Now that I’m into this computer thing a little bit, I’m beginning to understand why my telephone bill, which used to tell me in one page that I owed $40, is now an electronically simplified document of five pages that eventually tells me the same thing. Computers are thorough. And talk about smart. They’re so full of information they have to spit it out in reams or else they’d blow up.

Just think about the big corporations having all those computers that talk to each other. It’s easy to see why those Enron executives didn’t have a clue about what was going on.

Lucille K. Lovestedt

Grass Valley

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