Today I am confused by technology.
My Macbook Pro, which when it’s not having a endless variety of things go wrong with it (a story for another day) is currently refusing to connect to a local BT Openzone hotspot. I am so used to things ‘just working’ with the Mac, on the software side at least, that this failure has me stimied. I can boot into Windows on the same machine and it will connect fine, I can even browse the highly exciting but unhelpful BT Openzone advertising pages, but I cannot persuade it to let me logon to the Hotspot.
Firefox informs me that the site seems valid, but it just cannot establish a connection. Am I being snubbed by Openzone? Are OS X and the hotspot just operatings on such a different wavelength that they have nothing in common? Should I introduce topic cards to get the conversation started?
I am at a loss.
Oh well, it’s nearly lunchtime and I have tickets to see Bill Bailey in command of an orchestra at the Albert Hall this evening, so that should be entertaining at least. I wonder if he’ll have his synth connected to their chairs, so that when he presses a key a small electric shock triggers them to play a note?