Oh drat, I think my iPhone was talking to my iPad, as now my iPad seems to be completely irritated with me. I'm not sure what I did wrong, except I complained that I could not find a suitable word processing program to use on my iPad. I suspect it overheard me, and became annoyed, because I ignored all the applications that cost money, and took extra time to learn, in favour of a simple, small, cheap application and now iPad refuses to let me go on the Internet to access anything.
Normally no Internet access to the Internet, from my iPad, would be a non-issue for me, but I just happened to have tried out a new word processing program from the application store, wrote something, and I thought I could email it to myself and finish proof reading it on my laptop. Well, if I could email myself from my iPad that would be Jimmy-Cricket-does-Judo time for me, but iPad won't connect to the Internet.
I refuse to beg to a non-sentient tool, so here I stew, writing something else merely to spite my iPad; and it's going to be a diatribe about uppity Apple products and their iThis and iThat ego trips. Plus, I was through this type of thing before and I noticed it takes longer to make the blink-blank things work than it does to type an entire column. Being a vengeful, lazy sort, since early morning, on this day, here I am blabbing about my nasty iTools.
I have had no issues in connecting my laptop to the Internet, but it's not an Apple either. I suppose if it were I would be totally out of commission. I imagine you realize by now that I am not at my usual location. Nope, I'm in a motel. I can blame the motel I suppose, but somehow I think it's not likely they would discriminate against Apple in allowing connections, plus my iPhone connects easily. So, in my Ludditeous* mind, the Apple company is producing tools with personality. These iThingies of Apple possess childish, petulant personality, it seems to me. Just when I need them most they are sulking in a corner or seem to be obstructing me deliberately, obstinately, underhandedly...
I keep checking the iPad and obtain no connection. I rebooted the thing. I checked my settings. I rebooted it again. I gave up and now I write this long, whining complaint about how iPad is letting me down. It's hard to believe that a week ago I was talking about how lovely iPad treats me and how it works with me so nicely, unlike petty, nitpicking iPhone.
Well bite me iPad, you have just made the grade to A.A.I. (annoying Apple instrument). I have half a mind to check out some other fruit. I'm wondering, do Blackberries bite the hand that plugs them in when they need energy or do they refuse to work when needed most? Do they? I know a certain name of a tree fruit that could be replaced with a bramble fruit in a hurry. If a certain bramble fruit doesn't suffer from misplaced ego and hurt feelings of course.
I have typed up a column on global warming and how we seem to have much worry about same, but few suggestions about how to cope. I typed it on my iPad with iA Writer... Should I fear the next uproar will come from the application end of things, iA Writer for example? What shall I do? Perhaps I will have to give up my addiction to all things i and turn to my Not-An-Apple laptop, as in days of yore, for the most sturdy and trustworthiness of servitude. Oh woe, perhaps the Borg are living in our computers awaiting their turn at running the planet and their little minions, Apple Things, are here beforehand to drive us Bananas.
*(Ludditeous is my word to express the mindset of a Luddite turned computer geek but retaining the mind of a Luddite)
for the computer version of my explanation, if your Internet connecting device will allow you, go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luddite
Since arrival to Dawson Creek in 1960, Margo Hannah plants, paints and ponders, utilizing thrift to accomplish all.