OS Change Anxiety

  • Posted: 25 October 2010 01:00 PM

    A well known author has defined a process that people go through when they are faced with change:

    Denial
    Anger
    Shock
    Fear
    Anger
    Frustration
    Confusion
    Stress
    Exploration
    Creativity
    Skepticism
    Acceptance
    Impatience
    Hope
    Energy
    Anxiety
    Enthusiasm

    Reading the list it struck me that people go through the same stages when they upgrade their computers to a new version of Windows?ONLY BACKWARDS!

    Enthusiasm ? Wow!  Sounds great!
    Anxiety ? Will it work when I?m done?
    Energy ? Let?s dig in and give it a try!
    Hope ? I?ve followed the instructions.  It should work.
    Impatience ? It?s 2 am!  Enough already!
    Acceptance ? This is going to take a few days.
    Skepticism ? Maybe this wasn?t such a good idea.
    Creativity ? I?ll read my email at work.
    Exploration ? Has anybody else done this and had these problems?
    Stress ? I have to get this thing working to get the rest of the family off my back.
    Confusion - I don?t know why it doesn?t work.  It could be dozens of things.
    Frustration ? Every time I try something new I have to reboot for 10 minutes!
    Anger - #&%*$^ Microsoft!  They should test this stuff before they sell it!
    Fear ? I NEED what?s on this hard drive!  I?m going back to the old version.
    Shock ? The new version deleted the license for my old version!!!
    Anger - #&%*$^ Microsoft!  They should test this stuff before they sell it!
    Denial ? I needed a new computer anyway.  It?s probably not Microsoft?s fault.

         
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    Posted: 25 October 2010 01:13 PM #1

    Creativity ? I?ll read my email at work.

    oooooooooooo