It's my generation, of course, though that shouldn't be an excuse.
Take yesterday. HTML, right? You know what it means, I don't. But I need to. So I Google it. And surprise surprise - the explanation for things technical is so shrouded in more things technical, that I am no wiser. It is like those old safety curtains at the theatre. A screen comes down and on it is written these chilling words. YOU WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THIS.I am frustrated, and very cross with myself. And the screen.
Why can't someone somewhere explain these things. Very. Simply. In. Words. Of. One. Syllable? For people like me?
And then I thought of my granny. Years ago, I tried to get her to use a phone box. Easy. Just put your money in, then press button A if there's a reply, or button B to get your money back. What could be easier?
"Oh no!" said Granny, backing away as from the phone box as though it were some man-eating wild beast "I could never do that!"
At the time, I didn't understand. I do, now. After a lifetime of change, Buttons A and B were a challenge too much. She had had enough.
So have I.
Sorry, Granny. I wish I'd been more understanding at the time.
(PS if anyone understands HTML and can use simple, plain English, please tell me where I can find them.)