three ways

There’s another way

To this day, I remember my first computer/typing class lesson in middle school. There’s three ways to do everything (on the computer), she said and proved her statement.

While I already used a computer (clumsily), the concept of multiple ways intentionally built-in computers to complete one action was baffling. Why do we need more than one way? If one way is correct, and it does the job, then why do we need to learn the other ways?

And if there’s more than one way to do something on the computer, maybe — there’s more than one way to do things in “the real world.”

This idea has stuck with me. While we can’t guarantee that there’s X number of ways to do things or another way altogether, the chances are high. We might not know it or understand it, or haven’t asked a teacher/expert to clarify. It might be under our nose, but more than likely, there’s another way.

Below are three things I learned that August.

  1. Open a program
    1. From the start menu (File > Programs > Name)
    2. Click the icon on the taskbar
    3. Click the icon on the desktop
  2. Copy
    1. From the menu (File > Edit > Copy)
    2. Right-click and select copy
    3. Shortcut Ctrl + c
  3. Paste
    1. From the menu (File > Edit > Paste)
    2. Right-click and select paste
    3. Shortcut Ctrl + p

In contrast, here are the Windows 10 shortcuts and the Mac keyboard shortcuts as of Apr. 22, 2020.