Saturday, August 18, 2007

Feed that burner

Or burn that feed!

Ever been at a party and everyone is tucking in to the canapes on the tray, and you don't even know what canapes are? (Why would anyone seek to put fish on toast? It beggars belief.)

Well, that's how I feel about Feeds.
I just don't get it.
Oh sure, there's a Discussion Forum for new guys like me.
Hey, there's even 'Frequently Asked Questions'.
But didn't you ever get into that position where somebody was saying to you, (back at the Cocktail Party, perhaps), 'You're better off going in via the access portal rather than the live feed', and you haven't a clue what they're trying to say?
(Maybe it's flirting.)

Well, gentle reader, you've stuck with me before, and you know - even better than me - that ignorance is often a temporary feature of my life, (please, God).
So it may be that in the not-too-distant future we will look back on all this and laugh.
(Why not? We're laughing now.)
And say, 'Gosh, was that a problem? Then? How foolish I feel now to think that I was stuck at the hurdle of understanding, when all I had to do was vault the horse of technology - and move on'.

People of my age and disposition feel the same way about decimal currency.
That was a huge change.
Meanwhile, we're dreading the metric system.
(When's that due to arrive in England?)