Please, Take It Back!!

Dear Mr. Gates,

I hate to be the one to tell you this, but somebody has to. Maybe you will listen to me because I am a computer technician who has worked a lot with various Windows Operating Systems.


Let me count the ways…

  1. The new Start Menu is ridiculous.  Your desktop is one of the boxes called “tiles”.  They are buttons that must be clicked on my laptop.
  2. I wont use half of the “tiles”, yet I cannot edit the menu to remove them from sight. I may not have found the correct place to accomplish the task, and who’s fault is that?
  3. Speaking of finding things… Where is the damn user manual that needs to be sent out with each new Windows 8 OS?? Because it certainly was not in the box with my new laptop.
  4. The “Quick Start Guide” was well named. It had 8 languages and 5 steps (no photos, no directions)
  5. You can’t fool me, this OS was designed for a smart phone. Not my dumb laptop, I assure you.
  6. If a computer technician is really pissed off about an OS, imagine how your  non-technical users are feeling…

I’m begging you, please make OS 8 for a laptop/desktop. Writers (at least this one) need consistent functionality way more than we need “Cool”.


Jodi Lea; author of  Not Pretending (to be sane)


Windows 7 =  Windows 7   Windows 8 =  Win  8

This Could Be News…

Parents Strongly Urged to Introduce Computing to Toddlers

Toddler with Laptop
Miss Chloë is getting to know her purple HP laptop

Kindergarten teachers are complaining that students without any computer experience lag way behind students that began using computers in pre-school.

“One year is just not enough to prepare them for first grade”, one Kindergarten teacher explained. “It’s not just  playing games anymore.”

In Kindergarten, kids learn where to find files and software on Windows 2021. Reading is taught using computer terminology and books on the Internet.

Laptops are mandatory when students enter first grade, and they are expected to know how to use them.