[DWJ] Petition on school libraries

Elizabeth Bentley elizabeth at wardrobe-on-the-web.com
Sat Jan 6 17:52:31 EST 2007

On 6/1/07 22:29, "Minnow" <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:

>> On 4/1/07 22:42, "Minnow" <minnow at belfry.org.uk> wrote:
>>> You did know that the Downing Street site tries to put cookies into your
>>> computer, or some such?  This causes mine to crash -- hard to do to an
>>> ancient Mac, but it does it.  One of the reasons I don't do web.  I was
>>> quite surprised that I could get to their site at all, actually, because
>>> what usually happens if I take Netscape to a Guvmint site is a simple blank
>>> page and a sort of perpetual attempt to do something, which goes on until I
>>> close down Netscape altogether and wander away in disgust to play patience
>>> or something.
>>> (I have this theory that the Netscape I use is so old that when faced with
>>> a cookie it thinks it ought to try to bake it.)
> and Elizabeth Bentley joined the throng of people who can't quite believe
> the nature of the relationship I have with most computers: I regard them as
> an occasionally-necessary evil, on the whole..
>> I'm sorry for the crash. No, I wasn't aware of the cookie problem, but it
>> does sound as though it is a problem for your Netscape which, as you say, is
>> inherent in using the web. Dare I suggest that you think about buying a new
>> Mac? I love my new one as much as I loved all the older ones.
> I don't *buy* computers!  Good gracious heavens to Betsy, The Idea!
> No, what happens is that eventually one or other of my
> computer-enthusiastic friends gets fed up with my using "my computer won't
> do that" as an excuse for going on doing things the way I want to, and
> gives me something more modern in a mildly exasperated spirit.
I only wish I had your range of friends - I have to buy if I want anything
at all.
> I didn't try very hard really.  I mean, I could have written down the thing
> you posted, onto the back of an old envelope, and gone out and borrowed
> someone else's computer to go and do stuff on that website, or something,
> but it was raining at the time.  :-)
And rain is such a dampening thing isn't it, :-)


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