Warning: Do Not Move My Cheese
January 31, 2007 7:42 PM
I know there’s some best seller, self-help , how to get ahead book, “Who Moved My Cheese?” I did not read it. Nor do I plan to. But this is a heads up to all programmers, whether linear or non-linear: Don’t mess with me with your constant schedule changes and “upgrades.” Aren’t you just sick of not finding what and when you expected to find the whatever, either on TV or online? I am.
OK. I got used to “24” airing on Monday, instead of its long-held slot on Tuesday night. So I altered my pre-recording options for my life. Pathetic? Yes.
But online, it’s the wild west. I wasted a good hour today trying to find things on verizon.net, email by Yahoo, and Mozilla Firefox trying to find stuff I needed fast, to write a column. All of those entities upgraded me without my permission. BTW: Nothing was an improvement.
I learned from past experience, never to volunteer for those so-called beta enhancements. And I don’t. So leave me and my toolbar alone. So please vent your own spleen here about how you cope with those unwanted changes. You will feel better and find a supportive ear.