The Printer Computer Story

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

So the fix it guy came to my home to get his downloaded connections into my obsolete Windows Machine that is no longer supported. I hate waiting on helpers, hate finding that any technology I have paid serious money for was designed to be obsolete. I have proprietary software that I bought that will not work on a Mac and can't be used on newer Windows systems either. I couldn't get online to get the drivers so hence the house call. He got it working and even got Foxfire so I could get online in a pinch.

I have an older Dell laptop that is useless too so he removed the hard-drive so I could discard it. There goes $1500 in the trash, along with an Epson printer that isn't reliable either. Progress is costly. Now I have machinery that when dumped will pollute the environment and be of no use to anyone. What's wrong with this picture...........everything.

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Rainmaker
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Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
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Sheila: I recently had to toss my printer into the trash and it felt like the wrong thing to do!  I totally sympathize with you.

Dec 04, 2018 07:37 AM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Carolyn. It does stink.       Sheila

Dec 04, 2018 07:41 AM #18
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila,
Technology can be wonderful but so frustrating when it doesn't work right or becomes obsolete.  It sounds like the proprietary software has caused you the most trouble in a full transition to Mac, which is too bad because I'm sure it was expensive!

Dec 04, 2018 07:47 AM #19
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Carol. You are right. Bummer.       Sheila

Dec 04, 2018 07:50 AM #20
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It is important when buying to do research Sheila Anderson 

Dec 04, 2018 07:56 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Hannah. I did and continue to do research but it doesn't always matter. TY   Sheila

Dec 04, 2018 08:10 AM #22
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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It's a combination of planned obsolescence and the lightening speed that new technology is being developed that's the issue, Sheila.  And, new isn't always better.

Dec 04, 2018 08:16 AM #23
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sheila,

This is known in our home as TECH RAGE!  That is why we became all Apple, great service and less stress.  A

Dec 04, 2018 09:02 AM #24
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 I have been told mount that my iPhone is obsolete and it irme however I’m not going to let it ruin my day I will use it until it doesn’t turn on anymore..

Dec 04, 2018 09:18 AM #25
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Alexandra. I am all Apple too but this one program.....it won 't run on a Mac. 

TY          Sheila

Dec 04, 2018 10:06 AM #26
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I understand Paul. TY     Sheila

Dec 04, 2018 10:06 AM #27
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Sheila Anderson
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Hello Myrl. You are right. Thanks.        Sheila

Dec 04, 2018 10:08 AM #28
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Lise Howe
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I completely agree with you - and I am getting ready to buy a new computer today. UGH

Dec 04, 2018 11:25 AM #29
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Sheila Anderson
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Hi Lise. Buy a Mac. They stand behind their products and help always.   Sheila

Dec 04, 2018 11:29 AM #30
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Hi Sheila- there are two things that frustrate me...a car that won't start and a computer that is broken. I've stayed with PC's because my tech man (Larry) can work on a PC. 

Dec 04, 2018 05:57 PM #31
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I understand Kathy.       Sheila

Dec 04, 2018 06:42 PM #32
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I feel fotunate to have switched to mac and apple long ago because this laptop has lasted so long (knock on wood) they continue to support and update the operating system.

Dec 04, 2018 08:57 PM #33
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Morning Sheila.

I am so glad I switched to Mac last year.  So far so good, time will tell if I made the right decision

Dec 05, 2018 01:19 AM #34
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning again Tammy. Knock on wood for me too. TY        Sheila

Dec 05, 2018 06:36 AM #35
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Hello again James. I will never go back. Thanks.       Sheila

Dec 05, 2018 06:37 AM #36
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