A virtual tightrope walk while wearing blinders. That characterizes my experience using software much of the time. It’s like I’m standing up on a platform high in the air, and I can see another platform I want to cross over to, but I need software to help me bridge the gap. So often, the connection turns out to be a thin wire, hastily strung, less than fully taut, without a safety net underneath, and no way to even see that I’m staying on the narrow path to success.
These failings seem so obvious. They’re core to the basic experiences the software purports to offer. Often, there’s no workaround either, and I just have to try again, and hope that the next time, I don’t slip off the wire.