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The computer is a complicated companion

October 12, 2020 | computer | No Comments

I learned to type on a manual typewriter using Taperaser to make corrections. Next, I graduated to an electric typewriter. Not being a very practical person, I had plenty of trouble inserting typewriter ribbons and correction tapes, the latter designed to wipe out unwanted text.

a hand holding a remote control: It’s never too late to become computer literate.

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It’s never too late to become computer literate.

But, about 35 years or so ago, while I was still working, everything changed with the arrival of the computer era. Handwritten sheets were replaced by computer entries, correcting texts happened with a touch of a button on the keypad. It was truly an unprecedented change and I had to get on the bandwagon!

So, over the years I took plenty of computer courses at various locations, practising on a computer in the library. But I still did not own a computer.

Finally, the big day arrived: I was about to buy

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