Saturday, 9 August 2008

Computer apoplexy

At the end of June I went on a half day course in connection with work. In the interests of saving paper, the planet and reducing global warming the PCT (Primary Care Trust) who were running the course had decided that instead of producing handouts relevant to the course at the time that they would e-mail the participants, at a later date. The information has since been sent to me as attachments to several e-mails. They are only reducing their paper bill. If everybody that attended the course prints out the documents, the paper still has to be used. On Wednesday I tried to print out the first document which ran to over one hundred pages. Our printer seized up after 85 pages and my computer has been having spasms and tantrums ever since. My husband and I have spent the morning fiddling with my computer and I now hope that it is alright. The bad news is that there are some more of these documents to print out. The good news is that my husband is home, so hopefully he can sort out any further problems .

9 comments:

Lindsay said...

If computers go wrong they are certainly time wasters! Husband often remarks - The idea of a paperless office is the same as a paperless loo!

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

When I was working my employers insisted that they were working towards a 'paperless office'! It'll never happen (well not in my lifetime). A x

Working mum said...

Do they have to be printed out? Can't you save them on a stick/disc and just use that?

I work in a place that tries to reduce paper in this way, then I see people printing out the e-mails to read them! What's that about?

deb1712 said...

One of those ridiculous situations that would be great in a comedy sketch.

dottie said...

The Two Ronnies would have had some fun with that one!

cheshire wife said...

WM - I needed a hard copy.

Maggie May said...

Just passing the problem over to someone else.
It is so good to be back on line. Missed you all.

Liz said...

That's what husbands are for.

Daryl said...

AHA ..nowI see what prompted your comment at mine

... and in my personal experience its always HIM what messes up ..

Thanks for visiting!

:-Daryl