1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Upgrade Now--Or Else, Yahoos!

For a few weeks now, whenever I've tried to check my e-mail, this message has popped up. Easier, faster, newest version. It's got to be better than the old classic, right? Wrong.

Take a look at what showed up on my screen today. Note the spelling error. "Newset?" Trust a Yahoo with my precious mail? Like Gulliver, I will--not! I'd rather believe that there really are Houyhnhnms.

...I gave the captain, Pedro de Mendez, a very short relation of my voyage, of the conspiracy against me by my own men, of the country where they set me on shore, and of my five years' residence there--all of which he looked upon as if it were a dream or a vision; whereat I took great offense, for I had quite forgot the faculty of lying, so peculiar to Yahoos, in all countries where they reside, and, consequently, the disposition of suspecting truth in others of their own species...

(from Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, 1726)


  1. Life is crazy these days with all these gadgets and free software that comes with it, then out of nowhere they want you to switch formats, or rather they do it for you. I can't keep up for one (and I think I speak for many!)

  2. They just automatically upgraded mine or changed. Not sure which but it looks different-still works though.

  3. Like Robert, I'm overwhelmed with the constant changes on the Net. It may well be for good...but there always seems to be so many "bugs," in the new things.

    Why don't they spend some time fixing everything BEFORE they actually launch these things?

  4. I always see typos and wonder does anyone ever use spell check? Crazy!

  5. Change is a good thing. So they say but I hate change with computers as I have a new challenge before me... Grrrrrr

  6. I don't know....If it's not broke why fix it or upgrade it in this case.

  7. I wouldn't trust anything either that has a misspelling in it:)

    I am constantly bombarded with messages to upgrade this or that every time I turn on my computer. Meanwhile, my computer just gets slower and slower.

  8. Scary. Hasn't happened to us yet, but it may. We were not totally thrilled with our Bellsouth server and email, but it wasn't too bad. Then, Yahoo took them over and everything got much worse. We are looking for a new internet server and will probably change to gmail's free email, which a lot of people like. However, that means changing the address on business cards and with all our correspondents. Yuck.

    On a brighter note, thank you very much, W2W, for your delightful post about troubles, a Luna moth, and "Dow's Flat". I absolutely LOVED it!