Z stands still

I’m finding things a bit more modern than I’m comfortable with. Not having access to a printer, I’ve had my boarding pass texted to me. I use Internet banking, but I find paying bills by tapping in numbers is quite worrying. I feel sure I’ll put a digit in wrongly and it’ll be disastrous. As for contactless payments, they’re too far beyond what I’m able to accept yet.

I really do try to embrace the new and not hark back to the ‘good old days’ but I’ve a sad feeling that I’m nearing my limit. ┬áit’s not that I’m incapable of learning, or I hope not anyway (though the most recent things I’ve learned have merely been a short poem and a new PIN) but that I feel at sea. Maybe – I hope – I just need a bit more time to adjust.

Tomorrow I’m coming home again. I’ve a lot to do, I’ve taken enough of a break. Onwards, if not upwards, my friends.

 

5 comments on “Z stands still

  1. Dinahmow

    I find that if I learn how to use something different (like a cell phone!) the problem is that I forget quickly if I do not constantly “practice” the new thing. Re-setting the radio=alarm-clock after a power cut requires the manual.I simply don’t retain that stuff in the upper storey.

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  2. Blue Witch

    Safe journey.

    No-one should be complacent about contactless cards. I know directly of 3 people who have had problems with these cards already, and have heard tales of several more. I have researched them extensively, and can confidently say that it’s the next big bank story of huge losses, just wait and see. Field day for thieves, and card cloning (just by someone who has a dodgy card readaer standing close to you when you have one in your bag or pocket).

    I’m now finding banks refusing to issue non-contactless cards when I request that new cards with built-in contactless be replaced, so when this happens I am putting in writing that I will never be using it and that I will not accept any transactions that appear on my accounts that have been made using contactless means. They give me all sorts of blah about them being safe and me not being liable for transactions that I say I haven’t authorised, but it’s the potential hassle factor and the time it will take to prove/sort out.

    I’m sure they are great for lazy people who don’t keep track of their spending (or care about it) but how long does it take to put in a PIN? With modern readers, seconds. Considering how long some people spend on social media sites these days, a few seconds for the (relative security) of PIN authorisation is nothing.

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