Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Postcard from the edge

I'm teaching Liam how to use computers. How do you start though? He's from 1912 and the closest thing to a computer that he's seen before is an old typewriter. Honestly it took him a whole day to get over the the concept of a mouse; the idea he could move around one thing and see the cursor move around on a screen at the same time. He struggled with the idea the two things were related!

So now, I've got him using the mouse okay, and he's getting his head around the internet interface software. That was knew to me, by the way. It's a data collater from several decades down the line, perhaps of interest to microsoft and google it isn't developed by either of them, but the same company who appear to have manufactured our clone grow-tubes. 'WG systems'.

Anyway, Liam can now actually 'surf' the net. (I won't bore myself explaining how much of a job it was explaining hyperlinks to him...fact is he gets it now).

Oh, got a new webcam. The old one stopped working for some reason. Took a snappy snap of the field office. But it's a bit grainy because it's so dim in here. (sheesh my desk looks messy)

Mum and Dad, miss you.

Love M xxx