I have had a bad cough for the last few days and did not want to chance it turning into a bad cold. So I went to my desk and started speaking to my computer. The voice recognition program that comes with windows is not the most advanced program. So I checked the mail and found a newer voice recognition program that my son had sent me. I tried to load the new program into my computer, an older version computer. It did not take long for the computer to tell me that I did not have enough ram to run the program. So I began the search for a gigabyte of ram for my old computer. My computer is a dell and so I went to the dell site to find a stick of ram to put into my computer. My computer is so old that even dell did not have the part in stock. So I searched the web and found what I needed.
Wouldn’t it be great if I could find a way to increase my memory? It would be cool to be able to go to a store or shop online for a stick of memory to put inside me so I could increase my memory. I believe that I, like many men, as I’ve gotten older my memory is less than when I was a young man. In today’s world if you have a bad heart it is possible to get a new one. Or if you need a kidney, a lung or new skin it is possible to find it. Even if you have a brain injury it can be addressed so you can continue your life. But to my knowledge there is no product that you can buy (other than a learning game) like a stick of ram to give you the ability for more memory. For me, I can recall pastimes by either the use of a picture or by someone telling me a story to rekindle the memory of the event.
If I want to update to a new computer there is the initial cost of the computer and then the transfer of programs and files to the new computer. Transferring files is easy but transferring a program many times is not possible so I may have to buy a newer version of the same program. Like most retirees I am on a very limited budget and so I will try to make do with what I have. As I mentioned in an earlier blog I am trying to get better with my grammar and spelling. And it is irritating when my current voice recognition program is unable to keep up with my speech. Many times I have to stop my thoughts to go back and correct the wrong word that the voice recognition program put on the page.
So it is time for more ram. I want to be able to experience new ways to communicate and new programs that are constantly coming out. But to do so I will have to buy a new part for my computer. This worries me because, if this goes like fixing up an old car, I will buy one part only to find out that by putting that new part in my car it caused other old parts to break. By the time I would get the car to finally work. I have almost spent the same amount of money as if I would have bought a new car. As I’ve heard it said before, I made the be between a rock and a hard spot.