Why can't the They Leave Well Enough Alone?
February 24, 2010 6:51am CST
A week after getting a new Dell computer, my camera went. Can't complain about that camera too much. Already I miss it. It was an Olympus Comedia and I bought it in 1998. With only 1.3 mega pixels. it took decent pictures right to the end. Anyway the new camera (also an Olympus) is the size of a pack of cigarettes. Why do they make them so small? Even with small hands and thin fingers, I feel like an elephant opening a peanut with his hooves every time I touch the thing. It has enough buttons to fly from NASA and my thumbs keep slipping onto the wrong knobs and blurring the pictures. When I finally got the camera to work enough to take & store some pictures, I went to my ISP's tool bar and couldn't find a way to access my ftp space. After 40 minutes of hunting and a live chat with a techie, I learned there wasn't any. Windows 7 isn't compatible with my ISP's software. Apparently I have to copy and paste something into Explorer and bookmark the site. Except I couldn't find "copy" & "paste". Seems it's now "snipping tool". This has been a rough two days. Does anybody else just wish they would leave things alone?
24 Feb 10
Hi irisheyes, I agree with you : those new cameras are really too small ! Seems like they are made for children, and I'm taking times to times photos of my fingers... The "snipping tool" is a screen capture tool : you can't copy and paste with it. To copy and paste your link in your browser, select it with the mouse and type Ctrl+C on the keyboard ; type Ctrl+V to paste it in the address bar. I wish this help you.
• United States
24 Feb 10
It does seem like all the gizmo's are getting smaller and smaller and their cramming more and more on it. I'm lucky to be able to manuveur a keyboard so those little cellphones are out of the question. [b]~~AT PEACE WITHIN~~ **STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS**[/b]
• Daytona Beach, Florida
25 Feb 10
I don't know, why but I try to embrace change. But there is a lot to learn about new things. I take things in stride. Its not like its a big deal anyway. You'll learn the ins and outs of the system in no time and figure out how to make the best out of your computer. I think that's what I like best about my digital camera, its plug-in-play. Meaning I plug it into my USB drive and it works perfectly fine.