Decades ago, I used to have a rule before using any new appliance, whether blender, stove etc to always thoroughly read all instructions, warnings and more. I wouldn't turn anything on until I could pass a test. In recent years, I've stopped doing it. I rarely even glance at the instruction sheets. There are three basic reasons.
- One is that I no longer understand what's written in those booklets or multi-lingual, when lucky, sheets of paper.
- Two is that many high-tech things have "menus" that pop up displaying what to do, or the buttons on the machines are pretty simple, simpler than the written instructions.
- Three is that machines are so complicated there's no way to memorize what to do. It's best to just "guess" and get used to it. I think it's called being an "intuitive" user, using intuition, rather than actual knowledge.
As I wrote, they were all gathering dust, that is until I began trying to figure out the Q3. I couldn't use the instructions, because they were in Korean only and couldn't find any on the internet, but I was determined. Yes, I succeeded! I can now listen to my Matan shiurim, all the free ones.
And encouraged by that success, I plugged in the DVD and must admit that it took just a few minutes.
There's more here waiting for me, but I have to go now.
Hah! Watch out kiddies! I'm not dead yet!!!