I. Hate. Computers.
Heh. Which makes it particularly damning to stare into the face of the reality that, in all probability, my career is going consist primarily of staring at a computer screen for eight hours a day, semi-donnishly producing an endless litany of documents and … pseudo-documents (heh. Don’t worry, Jade– I totally just made that word up. I don’t know what a pseudo-document is, either =) )
If only there was a way to go from concept to deliverable without the “stare at computer screen for four hours to develop a conceptual model” stage– ah. That would be grand. Any way about it, I’m becoming increasingly familiar with Microsoft Word. For example, I’ve recently discovered that the “Styles and Formatting” bar is exceedingly useful. Not only can you do all of your formatting with a few clicks, but then, once everything is formatted, you can automatically do things like have Word generate a Table of Contents, or export to a PowerPoint slideshow with all your slides already set up… Needless to say, everything I’ve typed in the last couple days has had an entirely superflous TOC.
Wait. What am I saying? How’s that a bonus? How is that an upside? An upside should be a day in the park, a free beer at the end of the road race, your 10th smoothie free at Ruby Juice. NOT “ooh, I discovered a new way to use Word more efficiently.” What’s wrong with me? Sheesh.
Edit: You SEE?! This is why I hate computers.