Britta's Letters from (and sometimes about) Berlin

Monday, 11 May 2020

World Wide Web



"You cannot read all day long" says this poster at our "Berliner Festspiele" house, near to my home - in normal times they do literary festivals, theater, comedies and so on.
Here they protest that politicians overlooked the importance of culture, because when Covid-19 was discussed other groups were more important, or louder.

I could not write (or read your articles) for quite a long time: I was - fit as a fiddle - in a sort of "double lockdown" - the first was the lot of everyone - the second a special present of Telecom - they should install a new internet connections ("Quite easy! Don't worry!") and then, when they had eagerly shut down my old net (which became unnervingly slow the last months, but worked...) found out that the new one didn't get electricity or whatsoever... and those days I did not find that funny...

But now it works again (knock on wood) - and I am VERY proud about my surprising technical faculties: I had to connect 3 computers myself, two were easy - but the third: my oh my - but I found a solution when the called computer assistant had given up. Yep!

So: in contact with the World Wide Web again.
And happy.



10 comments:

  1. I am pleased you are back on the WWW again Britta and we can stay in touch. Rachel xx

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  2. I'm glad you are thriving on the internet again. It can be so frustrating at times.

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    1. Yes Emma - "with it" is sometimes really time-consuming; "without it" I felt left out.

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  3. Knap hoor dat je dat technische probleem zelf hebt opgelost. Dat lukt mij echt niet.

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    1. Guusje, ik heb dat ook gedacht, maar ik had geen keuze - en dan kunt je laten vleugels groeien!

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    2. Je hebt helemaal gelijk. Een mens kan altijd meer dan hij denkt. Maar ik blijf het reuze knap van je vinden.

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    3. Dankjewel, Guusje! Ik ben ook heel trots op deze nieuwe ontdekking - daarvoor heb ik altijd gedacht dat misschien mijn computer gaat exploderen als ik een fout ga maken :-)

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  4. I hope you explain the third solution to us.

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    1. I'm utterly sure, Joanne, that you don't! :-)
      (By the way: the third computer is an old Sony computer, a Vayo - I love it, much more than my Macbook - but there is no new version).

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