Re: The subject of ever changing operating systems interfaces

Dave Grossoehme

I agree %100 with you.  There have been many times change is for the better but it isn't seen by all.  Take an example of the laptop now as to when we had the desktop only.  Or go back to when the computer took up a whole room as to the computers we have today.  Another example is handtools, just a few years you had to drag the cord as well as an extension cord with you, as to the cordless tools we have now.


On 12/28/2022 11:10 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

On Wed, Dec 28, 2022 at 04:43 AM, Brian's Mail list account wrote:
merely noting the tendency for change for its own sake.
Change for change's sake is annoying to all of us.  But when it comes to most things, what one person considers "change for change's sake" is, to another, a marvelous new thing that they never dreamed they'd get.

I get annoyed when I hear people of my generation (and, now, even two above me and all below me) complaining bitterly about change.  My grandmother died, at age 93, in the early 1990s.  When she was born indoor plumbing was not common and the automobile, airplane, elecricity (and all that goes with it) did not exist.  The amount of real, radical change to all aspects of daily life that those born around the turn of the 20th century, who lived through the 1970s or later, had to deal with and did deal with (and with grace and gratitude) was orders of magnitude above and beyond what most of us have in our lifetimes if we were born even 40 years into the 20th century.

The old saying, "nothing is so constant as change," has always been true, and it's true whether we like those changes or not.  And at the level of the individual, for the most part, we are powerless to ignore them.  Hence my attitude that one simply must go with the flow and make the best of it, no matter one's age.  Fighting most of it is way more stressful than undertaking the adjustments to deal with it with some grace (and those can be plenty stressful, too, but you come out the other side with stress decreasing, not feeling like a constant battle against something).

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere, may be happy.

    ~ H.L. Mencken, AKA The Sage of Baltimore

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