I was lucky enough to join the modern world last year with a new computer. It doesn't have a CD drive. 'Oh no!' I first thought. How will I cope? And, do you know what? It's never once been a problem.
My new computer also doesn't connect to my old printer. Again 'Oh no' I thought but I held onto my old laptop for the 2 or 3 times a year I need to print something.
So there I was waiting for Windows to start and I knew what I wanted to write about. That wasted time I had forgotten is so normal to Windows users. Waiting for Windows to let you in. Being interrupted by a pop-up window announcing like an excitable puppy that it just has to update some crucial software right now and, no, it can't wait. The system updates that are all important and, yes, you have to do them now as the computer flatly refuses to do one more thing unless you agree. And then the waiting. And watching the twirly round thing. And waiting a bit more. And then the request to Restart before you've even had the opportunity to start work. And yet we can't ignore them so we comply.
If, like me, you don't switch your Windows computer on very often then that shutting down time is even more tedious as there will be many 'important updates'. I do wonder how critical these tweaks really are but, like every Windows user, I live in fear of the machine dying so I wait.
But back to today and seeing the light. I now have a modern laptop that 'lives in the cloud'. I too giggled slightly nervously when I heard nothing could be saved to the computer yet I would never lose a document, photo, email, etc ever again. But, after over a year of daily work on the new machine I'm a total convert. When typing a document, every keystroke is automatically saved so I don't have to remember to ctrl+s. It just happens. And, as it's saved in the cloud, I can access the document from anywhere, whenever needed.
I'm not selling or promoting the computer I now have but I am here to tell all Windows users there is another way to work. Are you ready to break free?