Cilly Cyber Linguistics! Learning Computer Terms
by Marylyn (SuperNan)
Little did I know or realize what I was in for! Learning all those computer terms and cilly cyber linguistics almost did me in.
I was always under the impression that sandpits were for playing in but oh,oh...
Climb into the cyber sandpit and you are in for one big eye opening experience!
In here I found pockets of quicksand that not even my techie' friend (thank the powers that be for such amazing, clever, unique and very strangely geekish human beings) was unable to pull me out of.
Good thing that the pit was only knee high otherwise you and I would not be exchanging cyber talk!
Gnomely, cyber linguistics
was a shock to my system and I think I am still trying to get over it!
Way back in my high school days it took me 3 years to finally pass Leaving German
! So language is not my forte. Computer terms are not different.
Cyber language was to prove no different but I found out very early in the piece that unless I learnt, and quickly mind you, I was going to be a very lonely little girl
in my cyber sandpit with no one to play with!
So one cyber word
at a time I began!
I chose HTML
as my first word, didn't even get to the actual language before I was in trouble, and it wasn't until my daughter stopped rolling around the floor and finally catching her breath
exclaimed "No Mum, it's not Hot Mail
" did I really realize that I was very cyber dyslexic.
So it has been a slow process learning how to decipher Hot mail
er sorry Html
and now I am about to climb into another cyber sandpit of unknown horrors with the CSS (cilly sounding sissies) crew!
Well, maybe in a few weeks.
You know the other thing about all this cyber linguistic and cilly computer terms stuff that I find frustrating...
If you leave a . off or put it where it shouldn't be...
If you - where you should have _
If you don't > then you are in real strife and trying to find out where you made that cilly cyber blunder
can take forever, way past my bedtime sometimes.
Still the old saying "Use it or Loose it" rings true in this household.
At 61 I am having the time of my life, making stacks of errors but learning so much about the strange world of Cyber Space
, Star Wars has nothing on this academy award winning epic.
I am learning the art of Web Site creation and loving the cyber paintbrush and canvas. Here is my on going work of art, Picasso would be so proud...Family Getaways Melbourne
Needless to say I most likely will have a lot more tragic and dysfunctional cyber linguistic stories to hand down to my great grandchildren but then again I may just Hot Mail