With ADD ADHD, maybe everything is a challenge?
On vacation, I’m using my laptop. I’m cheap, and it doesn’t have Word, but KingSoft, a great free program that will save documents in Word form.
But, oh my! It’s a booger. I’ m slowly getting used to using it, but still, the cursor is never where I think it is, and the pages jump around, and it doesn’t save what I thought I saved and when it does save something, I can’t find it later.
And I haven’t even mentioned what it does with bold and underline and how it’s always changing fonts on me.
Plus this computer has some kind of “helper” that keeps popping up for some reason and it’s never been helpful in any way.
The innate perversity of inanimate matter!
So how much is the computer, how much the program, how much just that I don’t know how to use them, and how much is due to my ADHD?
Well, I think it’s due to the evil spirits that live inside every computer. Sometimes they disguise themselves as a virus, but they’re always lurking in there.
- Somehow find the patience to learn how to use the program before I try to use it. — Are you kidding? Patience? Read the instructions? Come on!
- Exorcism?- Are exorcists expensive? Might it damage the computer?
- And why did it put that 3 there when I didn’t want it and it won’t let me get rid of it?
doug – ADHDer, technologically challenged
If you are reading this, I somewhat got the better of it, for now.
from Dr. Barkley on the misuse of stimulant medicines
To be perfectly honest, the problems I’m having with Kingsoft aren’t much different from those I have with Word and with WordPress (this program). But doesn’t that just help make my point?