You-Tube told me, on a banner, that my current web browser would not be supported by them in the near future, or something to that effect. So, being in many ways that are not political quite conservative, I chose to go for Internet Explorer Eight, I’m pretty sure that was it, the words on the button, that is, because I was running Internet Explorer Seven already, I’m pretty sure, so I thought it might be the easiest way to go. The Microsoft website was very attractive, blue mostly, and I hit some buttons before I realized that it was telling me that I needed a CD or something, I’m not very good at any of this. Overextended, I retreated to seek greener pastures.
I went back to the You-Tube and tried the Google Chrome button, that went much better. The download was smooth, which is a wonderful metaphor for happiness in old age. It was suggested that I should also download a new Adobe Flash Player. The New York Times website has been telling me that for weeks now, but somehow I trust Google, I don’t know why, there’s something about them I like, maybe it’s the holiday logos. That went well too.
I restarted the computer out of habit, maybe that’s an old fashioned concept upon downloading new software, Google certainly didn’t tell me that it was important. Now I’m about to go and explore my new Google internet experience. Wish me luck.
P.S. Everything is still on Internet Explorer. Do I need to change another setting somewhere? A preference? Time will tell.