Wish I'd Said It

Weeds are flowers too - once you get to know them.

- A. A. Milne

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Techno-wary

Blogger (read "Google" since they own it now) wants me to switch over to the "new, improved" format/thingy. At this point it's voluntary. They're trying to induce me by saying it's got spiffier features and it's more reliable. If I continue to resist those blandishments, they'll up the ante.

It won't be long before they sadly inform me that I'm among the 4% of "blosers" who stubbornly resist changing over. They'll do their best to make me feel like that gawky, pimply kid watching all the other kids dance and have a great time.

I don't care. So I resist change? Big whoop. For every leading edge there's gotta be a blunt backside. That's me. Let other people blaze trails. Some of us like well-trodden paths. That way we're more likely to see what's lurking around the bend, hoping to ambush us. Like glitches. I hate glitches. And I didn't just tumble off the techno-turnip truck yesterday: new versions are chockful of glitches.

So, I'm gonna stick with the old version of Blogger until Google won't support it anymore. I figger that won't happen for at least another six months, maybe longer. By then they'll be touting Version 3.02 or something and I'll ease my way into Version 2. Most of the glitches should be fixed by then and there still might be a cute girl or two around that I can ask to dance.

6 comments:

Hilary said...

"Most of the glitches should be fixed by then and there still might be a cute girl or two around that I can ask to dance."

You might want to do something about your "blunt backside" first...

Frank Baron said...

I shoulda said "muscularly blunt." It would have been truthful but I'd have diminished the alliterative effect. ;)

Bhaswati said...

I was holding on to my old blog just as stubbornly as you. In my case, it was a combination of being a tech idiot and loving my old template too much. I felt shattered at the idea of letting go my beloved template.

However, I sought advice from a tech-sharp friend who's made the switch. Then, I moved over. Trust me, they have ironed out most of the glitches already. If anything, the old system is ridden with those. It's been a smooth affair ever since I switched to Beta.

Frank Baron said...

Get thee behind me bhaswati!!

;)

Actually, I suspect you're right and it won't be overly traumatic. But I'm still not in any rush. Thanks for the reassurance though. :)

Unique said...

speaking of lurk ....

we'll be together at last!

I don't wanna change either. What for? More spiffies? I can't use the spiffies I have now.

.....back to lurk mode.....

Frank Baron said...

I SEE you Unique! ;)