Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Ten on Tuesday
1. Mac or Windows? (Or Linux for you super geeks!)
Windows. It's just what I know. But if someone were to drop a macbook in my lap for, say, a second anniversary I would not be opposed to learning a new system.
2. What drew you to that operating system?
School. It's all we had.
3. Mice – Wireless or Wired? Mouse pad or none?
I prefer wireless, but all of the computers I use have wires. I prefer wireless for everything. There's just something about a tangled mess of cords that makes me not alright inside.
4. Other than the Internet – What do you use your computer most for?
Spreadsheets. Oh how I love to have things to keep track of.
5. What’s one computer-related thing you wish you were best at? (CSS, Photoshop, Excel, etc.)
Graphic design!!! I've wanted to take classes on this for awhile now. Someday...
6. Describe the first time you ever used a computer.
5th grade computer lab: Oregon Trail. Loved it. But I never, ever made it to Oregon. My digital people always managed to come down with dysentery...Probably because I spent every chance I got hunting and loading up my wagon with dead, rotting bison.
7. How often do you upgrade to a new operating system?
What does this even mean??
8. Are you a short-cutter (CTRL+C) or a right-clicker?
I do a little of both. Depends on my next move. Am I going to have to click an icon? Then I save myself a step and move to the mouse early.
9. Is computer-use a constant thing in your life (such as using it both at work and home) or do you get a break (because you don’t use them at work)?
By the time I get home I'm sick of the computer. I hardly ever use our home computer. However, if, say, a macbook were to suddenly appear on or around September 18th I would definitely be more productive in my home business. I think half of the reason I don't use our computer at home is because I just want to relax on the couch.
Macbook. Problem solved.
10. Where do you think the world would be if personal computers did not exist?
The world would be using telephone books, and dictionaries, and the kinds of maps you can never figure out how to fold. We would talk on the phone (or not talk for those of us who have always disliked phone convos) and mail letters. Oh how I would love to go back to regular letters!!
I definitely do not want to live in that world now. But if we were to have never invented the PC I think we would be just fine.