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New computers, New chaos

September 27, 2010 - Jennifer Brookens

The "creature of habit" in me has been thrown again, even though it is probably a good thing.

I got a pleasant surprise this Monday morning, as I saw a new (or at least newer than the one I had) computer sitting at my desk. The other reporters were also rewarded, along with our new "official" work e-mail addresses.

But as I sat down at my desk, I realized this computer takes up less space. And left me more "open" and "exposed." (So yes, I do have a couple little neurotic tendencies.) So I rearranged my desk to get a little bit of my "protective fort" feeling back, though logically I know the phone book and dictionary and a few plastic file shelves placed between me and the busy walkway aren't going to "protect" me from much of anything. Neurotic moment over, I start getting my new work computer set up, including that new e-mail account, fonts, background and screen savers (yeah, important stuff) and then I start actually working.

And that's when the "Who Moved My Cheese" moment kicked in. The regular documents I was used to using are no longer. I've so far gotten the new programs to make extra copies (without request) to having to rename the file anytime I go and try to make a change after saving, and finding the right printer (which is now a different one, as well). Yes, I know I sound like a clueless Noob. I'm sure my co-workers are snickering up their sleeves as they read this and will be as they see my goofball errors for the days, maybe weeks to come.

But I know I'll get used to it soon. Which means a new and improved program will be out by the end of the year and I'll have to learn how to "drive" all over again. Ah, technology!

 

 
 

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