What’s with all the updates?
Microsoft has been bugging me all week to update office.
What if I was happy with the old office which seems like the new office since I only updated that one last year when they strong-armed me into Word 365?
But they wouldn’t let it rest. They nagged me every time I started up the computer.
For a while I simply didn’t turn my computer off. That’ll show them.
But this backfired because the poor old machine got so bogged down with a week’s worth of my surfing and snooping and scratching out rough copies of essays that may never see the light of day, it eventually flipped out, tossed out a few PG curse words, threw up its hands, and froze. (Okay, maybe it just froze, but it seemed like it was emoting something at that point, or, maybe that was me.)
Doesn’t it seem like the big guys always win?
I was left with no choice but to give it free rein to update all my office products and now I’m looking at this UNFAMILIAR word screen and I don’t like it.
Maybe I’m becoming a curmudgeon. It just looks funny. Wrong font, too much gray, and the least they could have done was remove those stupid bird silhouettes in the upper right hand corner. Why are they there? It’s just weird.
I haven’t opened excel yet. I’m afraid of what they may have done. I have such a paper-thin grasp of excel as it is, and if they’ve gone and rearranged the whole shebang, I’m screwed.
Change is uncomfortable. I guess that’s the bottom line. Unless you’re uncomfortable already, then change can be good. #FortuneCookieLogic
I wonder how much the designers got paid to re-design office (again). I wonder if entire groups of people in suits sit around and debate fonts and the formatting for Heading 2 and the silly birds in the corner.
They probably have lunch catered.
It seems like a lot of jobs come down to rearranging the furniture. It may not be better, but it feels like we’ve done something.
Sometimes that’s all that matters.