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Coffee Company saves the day
Coffee Company saves the day- Okay it was one of those days. I am pretty sure you know what I mean; Already before Ive said anything. That's right Yes. Just when you think technology is great and serves you well it fails, and when it fails it fails badly. i was considering this whilst travelling in the bus. I tried to swipe the new Go card ticketing system and the driver said that's okay its not working. So this new bit of technology no doubt it came from a long process of expressions of interest a long long tender process before it was finally installed failed. After much ado and launch by government ministers hailing it the best ticketing systemsince sliced bread. We were led to believe would save time and revolutionise the industry. As well money would be saved on the newly upgrading system that is, transforming the public transport system in Brisbane to world class. So you are saying you should be grateful for getting a free ride. No I am not because that revenue spent on this huge highly technical acclaimed new transport system is could have been spent on the wages of more drivers. Not only is it wasteful in all the effort as I spelled out in acquiring and purchasing it also there is the forgone cost of the loss of the income from the public. As well it wastes mine and others time as we wait for the buses with no driversas they don't have the budget to employ them Along the track the public or the passenger will suffer the shortfall further. The shortfall in revenue will allow the justification of a price increase or a reduction in services. reducing services would encourage people not to take public transport and find alternative means. this accompanying drop in passenger traffic will further justify price increases and or service reduction so it becomes a vicious cycle in which there are no winners.And so it goes on...
Okay I just got carried away talking in Coffee Company about the new Queensland Go Card for Queensland public transport system but I really wanted to talk about the technology failure that really got my blood boiling this week. And then I realised that technology like most things is not infallible all things made by man are liable to fail. My real bitch is about not being able to install Microsoft Office 2007 on this my latest computer. The disc drive is not reading.thats right it does not work The disc drive is for some reason not detecting any disc I put in there so therefore I cannot install anything by disc. So you say so what ? Well the so what is, I rang the only place where I am allowed under warranty to get the computer fixed. because it is under warranty and was told the man ! The only man able to fix or authorize any repairs was away for 10 days at a 'Computer conference.' No doubt the topic of the Conference is on servicing Disc Drives
And you say so what ? Well this week of all weeks two law assignments are due both required researching and finding up to date and on line at least a dozen peer reviewed journals to be included in those assignments . Without which the paper will probably fail and As this is 65% of the subject assessment it requires at least a pass. So I am not allowed to fail
Whilst this is going on I am also trying to get into a private chat room where fellow 60 day Huber's have been chatting privately for two weeks or so about promoting my hubs all of a sudden because of a failure or glitch I was unable to access those rooms. i feel completely alienated by the technology. Remeber this technology is supposed to be there to serve me and save me time. Instead it is actually thwarting me an slowing progress. At the same time it the same time alienating me from my fellow man. So the moral of this story is ? Well there is no moral other than that technology is not infallible and will fail us just like every other thing seems to in our time of need.
Okay well i faced a meltdown that is an emotional meltdown as I consider failure in its most stark of forms. Them all of a sudden I see the jar of coffee on the kitchen bench and voila coffee or rather Moccona saves the day after a couple of cup of the stuff sufficient neurones and synapses fire in my head to find a solution. Yes I log on to the Microsoft site and managed to download a 60 day trial offer of Microsoft office 2007. So i am on my way Moccona saves the day I can now relish the prospect of getting these dam law assignments in on time and up to scratch. Thank you Mr Moccona.