I Hate You So Much Right Now, Microsoft

I have literally thousands of Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Access) saved in 1995–2003 versions of their programs. Why? Because I have been doing research, teaching, and writing for years. Today, I went to my archives to open some research and found it impossible to open the file.

Well, apparently it isn’t impossible. There is a company named Zamzar.com that I found that converts files from old formats for free or you can pay a fee to convert large batches of files at a time. But here’s the thing. Who wants to spend the kind it time it will take to upload thousands of files to the internet, and then download them again? I mean say what?

I hate you, Microsoft. You have taken valuable research and teaching materials and made them inaccessible. I didn’t even receive a warning this was happening as if it would have helped since nothing would spare me the time of converting all of these files. Upon my soul, I couldn’t feel more disgusted.

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From 1976–77, I was living with the FLDS polygamist cult. In 1982, I went to foster care. From these traumas, a thousand more would launch.

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Deborah Megivern

Deborah Megivern

From 1976–77, I was living with the FLDS polygamist cult. In 1982, I went to foster care. From these traumas, a thousand more would launch.

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