Saturday, July 28, 2007

evil paperclip of doom

I am at my parent's house cat sitting and so am having to use their PC with the lovely microsoft crap, which is really annoying. I tried to use word earlier, which annoyed me even further.

So I was delighted to see that Belle de Jure has also been having issues with the bloody paperclip of doom:

It seems nigh on impossible, thanks to the evil genius that is Bill Gates, for anyone who writes to survive without this word processing programme, but the facility that it claims picks up on spelling and grammatical errors is the stuff of smashed computer monitors. If you have not been provoked into this most extreme of reactions, it will not be long. Their insistence on using that irritating little paper clip to tell you that you have made a grammatical error, with the option of getting condescending little lesson on how to write properly is enough to make one howl with despair.

Go read it!


Fidothedog said...

Cast word into the trashbin of history, go for openoffice as its free and open source, oh and it has no annoying paperclip.

Belle de Jure said...

Thanks for the link -- definitely makes up for the Harry Potter thing...:0.

Richard Madeley said...

I love Microsoft. Quality software at a reasonable price. And Bill's a very nice bloke when you get to know him.

Lord Straf-Bollinger said...

I'm in the process of changing to a proper computer with a Mac.