It may not look very precious, but for me it is the difference between online life and death.
“I was just thinking” I said to Mr. Swiss, wanting to impress with my ability to actually take a part in active life “If you were not here for some reason and the modem stops working, I still do not know what I would actually have to do.”
“It quite easy. the lights would not be showing correctly.”
“Just press the black button on the side to switch it off, wait a while and then press it again to switch it on and the light will begin to react.” He then started talking about a world sign etc. etc. and showed me the black button - can you see it, yes of course - I was lost.
“I am not very good at this technical stuff, better at learning by doing. I will take a photo.”
So I got my handy iPhone camera ready and whilst Mr. Swiss poised with the modem suspended in the air I shot my memorable photos of the precious details I needed. I can now study them and learn it properly. I am now waiting for the chance to show my newly found knowledge.
Today we received a parcel in the post. It contained a new and different modem, fun. Next week we will have the big switch on for a new provider and this is naturally combined with new modem as well as router. It looks like I will have to take new photos when it is working. I often wonder how a golden oldie without a Mr. Swiss manages with all this new stuff.