Tuesday, September 3, 2013

SEPT 3 2013

the capabilities of these computers is overwhelming AND I AM OVERWHELMED.  
I AM NOT SURE WHAT THE SOLUTION IS.   I NEED A TOOL, NOT A TOY.

THIS IS NOT JUST THE TRANSITION TO  APPLE FROM A PC... IT IS AN OBSERVATION  ABOUT COMPUTERS IN GENERAL
WE ARE BEING TRAINED BY THESE COMPUTERS TO BELIEVE WE REQUIRE THE WORLD OF NONSENSE THEY CAN PROVIDE.

LONG AGO I REALIZED WHAT I COULD DO AS A WRITER OF PROGRAMS, HAD LITTLE TO DO WITH FUNCTION  AND MORE TO DO WITH IMPRESSIONS.

I DON'T THINK I HAVE  TOLD THIS ONE-- IT IS NOT AMUSING- JUST A FACT- 
I WORKED AT HOME - FOR TH E WANT AD MAGAZINE  OUT OF SUDBURY MASS.  BASICALLY MANAGING THE AREA NORTH OF THE CHARLES RIVER- 

 I WROTE MYSELF A PROGRAM TO  KEEP TRACK OF NECESSITIES IN MY AREA -- LIKE MONEY...AND MY "REPORT" FOR MY USE ONLY--- WAS ON ONE PAGE..  - THE REST OTF THE WANT AD'S ACCOUNTING WAS MANAGED BY AN ACCOUNTING FIRM-- THE USUAL MAN IN A DARK BLUE SUIT-- UNLIKE MY BLUE JEANS AND SWEATSHIRT...
ONE DAY WE HAD TO GO MEET WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE WANT AD-   THE  ACCT HAD THE USUAL  BRIEFCASE WITH IBM DOUBLE FOLD WITH ALL THE HOLES FROM TH E PRINTER.   IT WAS 1/2 INCH THICK.   I HAD ONE SHEET OF PAPER FOLDED IN MY BACK POCKET -

MINE  IMMEDIATELY CONTAINED ALL THE ANSWERS TO THE QUESTIONS THE PRES HAD...  I TOOK ONE LOOK AT THE ACCOUNTANTS IMPRESSIVE WAD OF PAPERS AND BOLDLY SAID  -- "HIS REPORT IS WRONG--- I DO NOT KNOW WHY- OR WHAT THE ANSWER IS  BUT I CAN PROVE IT IS WRONG..."
  HIS TOTAL MONEY ENDED IN AN  ODD NUMBER --   THE BOOK SOLD FOR 86 CENTS  

BASED ON THAT - THE WANT AD CHANGED TO  MY PROGRAMS  AND THAT IS WHY THERE IS AN INDOOR ARENA AND BARN.... AND ULTIMATELY SDP---

  SIMPLE FACT YOU CN NOT MULTIPLY 86 BY ANYTHING AND COME OUT WITH AN ODD NUMBER.

SIMPLICITY WON OUT THAT TIME.
SOMEHOW I FEEL THE NEED TO KEEP MY  (AND SDP's )EYE ON THAT SIMPLICITY.  I  KNOW VERY WELL NOT TO BLINDLY TRUST THINGS A COMPUTER SAYS OR DOES.
and in what ways are they making our endeavor easier or better  as opposed to  just producing an imPRESSIVE WAD  OF PAPER  WHICH IS NOT TO BE TRUSTED

. AND WHEN IT IS NOT TRUSTED IS THERE A SOURCE DOCUMENT READILY AVAILABLE TO CHECK??


RABIES CERTIFICATES.. THEY COME FROM GEORGE ON A PAPER WHICH GOES IN THIER BOOKS/FILES
THAT IS THE SOURCE INFORMATION..  ANYTHING YOU DO WITH THAT SOURCE INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO  ERROR  FROM TYPOS TOTHE WHIMS OF FATE   .. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT  NEEDS TO GO BACK TO FIRST GRADE.

 "I CAN MAKE A SPREAD SHEET OF THAT INFORMATION" - 
I AM SURE YOU CAN- AND IT WOULD BE VERY PRETTY-  PROBABLY TAKE 1/2 HOUR TO SET IT UP AND DEAL-
 BUT I FOR ONE WOULD PREFER TO TAKE 10 MINUTES AND  FLIP THRU THE ACTUAL RECORDS AND LOOK AT TH E SOURCE.
WE ARE NOT RUNNING GENERAL MOTORS- 

OUR BASIC PROBLEM IS TO ONCE A MONTH  TAKE THE 10 MINUTES AND EYEBALL THE SOURCE..
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IT WILL KEEP A CALENDAR FOR YOU WHICH YOU CAN PRINT OUT.

RIGHT-- WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH SCRIBBLING ON A CALENDAR ON THE WALL AS THE SOURCE-- 
WHY DO WE THEN TYPE IT IN AND PRINT IT OUT WITH EVERY CHANGE??
BECAUSE THE COMPUTER SAYS WE CAN.  AND IT LOOKS SOOOO TIDY.

SOMETHING IS WRONG HERE.
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I NEED SOME HELP  
FROM ANY OF YOU WHO CAN GIVEME SOME TIME...
JANINE NEEDS SOME MORE DAILY DOGGIES TO PUT IN THE BOOK- SO SHE CAN GET IT OFF TO THE PRINTER.... I CAN NOT FIND THEM - OR A CHANCE TO  READ THEM OVER... IF ANY OF YOU HAVE TIME, PLEASE READ THRU THEM-- FIND SOME YOU THINK WORTH PUTTIN G IN HER BOOK-- EITHER AMUSING RO TRAINING... COPY AND PASTE THEM   WITH THE DATE  IN AN EMAIL AND SEND THEM TO THERESA  POOH3@COMCAST.NET

BECAUSE ,YOU SEE... MY EMAIL IS NOT FUNCTIONING... 

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