Feb 3, 2006

Baffling START

Back when we were able to afford our first home computer in Flubberwinkle-land, my husband (who coincidentally is not computer oriented) asked if I would show him the ropes. We started with the basics on our Windows platform PC.
Power switch. Log on. Type name. Press enter. Get the feel of the mouse. Click on some icons. Close programs. Our first session was winding down.
Me: Now, go to "Start" to shut down the computer.
Spouse: Huh?
Me: Click on the "Start" button to stop it.
Spouse: I have to wha..? Go to START? [pause] To shut down?

He never asked for that second lesson.