Overcoming The Technophobes

When I was a retainer for a law firm I took the opportunity to thoroughly study the technophobes in residence there. Because they were usually the older ones, as is the stereotype, it occurred to me that the reason they were against the learning and even the implementation of technology was, among many reasons, it made them feel antiquated.

I realized after wrestling with the idea that the reason they weren’t open to it was that they attributed new technology with the new associates, and hence they did not like how this lack of understanding of the new seemingly gave the newer kids the upper hand. And we’re not talking high tech here. Just PCs and the Internet.¬†Little did they know of course that many of these newer kids were just as clueless as they were, but as far as they were concerned of course they were the dinosaurs. Continue reading

The Adventures of Scout (my MSI Wind U100x Netbook)

Ok last night I wailed about * Scout’s (the name of my MSI Wind U100x) minor current of electricity emanating from the VGA port issue which I’m glad to report has dispersed as quickly as it appeared, indicating that it might merely be a static electricity situation as I was using it on my bed (the location of which may or may not be relevant but I suppose is worth noting anyway).

At any rate, said issue is gone now, with no small measure of relief. This prompts me to proceed with discussing the unboxing and preparation of said Scout. First off, le box unwrapped:

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Electric Current from MSI Wind VGA Port

Alright, first off, I haven’t reported on this blog yet that I am now the proud owner of an MSI Wind U100x Netbook I’ve lovingly called ‘Scout’. I blogged about her here, and a month or so after, I finally have her.


And now comes the 2nd part of this report, which is to sadly document a problem. Shockingly (and I kid not), there is a minor current of electricity emanating from the VGA port on the right hand side, between the LAN and fan ports.

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