Sunday, March 23, 2014

"It's easy" he said...

"...just press the top of the crack to turn it on or off, and press the bottom of the crack to get the disk out".

The boy has been trying to teach me how to use the new Playstation console, which he has hooked up to the telly so that we can play Blue Ray DVDs on it.

I'll freely admit that I'm not the geekiest person around, nor am I a total Luddite. What I am, is someone who suspects that someone is designing gear that makes us non-geeks look like utter fools.

Like, why the hell would you design a console with no visible buttons, unless it was clever enough to hear us tell it what to do?




5 comments:

donnasoowho said...

Can TLM use it?

kiwiyarns said...

You are so funny! :D I think I'm in your camp. My kids tell me I'm a luddite all the time.

The thing is, most of these gadgets are invented by people who really are not 'normal'.

Violet said...

donnasoowho: the boy claims she can, but I've yet to see it with my own eyes.

kiwiyarns: It makes me yearn for simpler times, when putting a movie on meant pushing a video cassette into a slot...and that was all you had to do!!

donnasoowho said...

We are tying to figure out how to drive our new car. It's a bit the same scenario....

Violet said...

donnasoowho: yeah except you'll probably get more practise in the car than I will on our "entertainment centre".