… or, Speccy discovers a remarkable ability to follow instructions. Twice. In one day. Cause for celebration indeed.
I have a Kindle e-reader. I’m very happy with it. It’s smaller and thinner than most paperbacks, it fits easily in a handbag and it holds more than I’ll ever need it to. It has chunky buttons rather than a touch screen and no colour- but if I needed an iPad I’d get one. (If anyone can think of any reason I’d need an iPad, do let me know.) When we were in Scotland, the Kindle screen went stripy. Hmmm. I switched it off and on a few times, and then left it alone for a few weeks. When it didn’t magically fix itself, I finally got in contact with Amazon. They agreed to send me a new one, and sent an email with all the details. Then my head exploded. Nothing made any sense. Click here, print that, arrange collection dates with them, deregister, register, transfer, google that first- it’s fiddly, burble, long words, gobbledygook.
I spent a few days lying in a darkened room and eventually felt brave enough to read the email again. I printed it out; the paper jammed. This was not a good start. More coffee. Girls helping Spurs Fan bake. Peace. Try again.
I booked a collection time. I printed off the right labels. I de-registered one Kindle and registered the new one. I transferred all the content. I removed the cover (the fiddly bit) without breaking anything. I wrapped the old Kindle, remembering to put the proper details on the inside as well. I even put the cover on the new Kindle without any bother. Get me. I am competent. Sometimes.
Then, (yes, there’s more!) I decided to buy some music. I had been playing with folk music on iTunes and so I had to buy the new album by our friend Dave. It’s not on iTunes or Amazon, but surely he said we can download it? Into Facebook. Ah, there it is- click, follow instructions, pay. Oh, hang on a minute!! How am I going to actually play this? Where will it go when it downloads? (OK, you’ve caught me out, I’m not really a tech wizard.) Oh, look, instructions. Sigh of relief. Extract files, into iTunes, file, add to library. Listen to Dave on iPod, happily.
can read am a genius.