Even though I am a senior and supposed to have retired, I find that in our dealings with big corporations they are urging us to be more paperless. Acquaintances are using more of this high-tech communication.
I have been avoiding this high-tech for quite a while now, but I finally decided to take the plunge. I bought a laptop (computer) and found it to be quite expensive. Now the question is, how do you operate this thing?
Then I saw an ad in the N.I. Gazette, a course, Introduction to Computer. Since I reside at Alert Bay and, to get to North Island College I have to board a ferry, then, at Port McNeill, get on a transit bus, then, at Port Hardy, take a taxi to the NIC office.
I signed up for the all-day course on Saturday, another expense. I had to cancel this course because the transit bus only runs at a limited time on Saturdays.
I gathered that if you want to learn computer, then you have to bother your friends or relatives who might have knowledge or experience of how to operate a laptop computer. No wonder why I hear of viruses and abuse of computers.
At one time there were typing manuals to teach us the proper use of typewriters. NIC says, “If we get a course on it during the weekdays, we’ll let you know.”
You’d think by now it would be NIC’s first priority, since computers have taken over our lives.