Oct 13, 2010

New computer trouble

A few weeks ago I bought a new computer. A beautiful, fast and versatile machine. But... the program I have used since the early 1990s to index all the articles in photohistory journals does not work anymore. 2500 articles are described in it. It was a hell of a job and I even didn't like doing it. But with a simple search it reveiled where I could find articles in the many journals I have kept since 1983. I was not amused when it refused to work!
Now I am spending my evenings to convert a file with all the descriptions to an Excel program. I'm quite handy with Excel and I know that I will succeed, but will it be as fast and simple as my old DOS program? But it's a solace that I like to tinker with Excel!!!