So, I have this new laptop because my old one has multiple flaws – which include a recurrent fault in the power supply and a failing keyboard and constant crashing….
And I need to download software for the new laptop – most pressingly the antivirus which still nearly two years to run. So I start downloading, and it becomes plain just how slow the dial up is.
So I go to Witherspoons for lunch which is good fun though I would not have splashed out the time or the money at present if it were not for the famous free wifi.
And my laptop connects at once – only sadly Internet Explorer does not recognise it.
So I come home and download the virus protection and the download manager tells me it will take five hours, and I don’t believe it. It crashes twice in the first five minutes, and then downloads smoothly – and towards the end, when it is clear that it really will take five years – er no, hours … it gets really exciting, because if it crashes … but it does not.
So now I have antivirus protection – next stop Mozilla, because much more IE and I will be banging my head against the wall for the pleasure of stopping – which is what this whole experience is like anyhow.