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Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Does what it says on the tin

That's the slogan of an advert on British TV for products that protect household woodwork.

I rarely buy computer programmes that do what I want or expect, and by the time I've figured them out I've lost interest and moved on.

I was having problems uploading music on to my new ebook reader , and I was pretty sure it was because the tracks weren't in the right format. But how to convert them?

I found something in PC World that looked as if it might do the trick, but decided to ask the advice of a couple of salesmen. After some tapping keys and cogitating, they came to the conclusion that I would need some extra software. "Like this?" I said, producing this box from behind my back.

They said yes, so I bought it (for a lot less than it was on Amazon, where I found this picture). Seems I didn't really need their help at all.
It took a while to run all my tracks through it, but then they went straight into the ebook programme, then straight on to the ebook reader. Why can't things always be that simple?


Eliza said...

It's just such a relief when something does what you think it should. \i've lost count of the number of trial versions I've downloaded and deleted over the years because they didn't live up to their promises.

Well done for beating the salesmen,too :-)

Anonymous said...

It may be 'simple' to you love, but it's beyond rocket science to me!

SnarkAngel said...

Ditto, Diane!

JoJo said...

Wow how lucky were you that it worked on the first try?? lol

Tess said...

I have no idea what you're talking about...

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