Ycademy Seminar October 2013

Ycademy Seminar October 2013

The Ycademy Seminar October 2013 focused on the new release of Windows 8.1 and Social Media Marketing – its purpose, its dangers and its endless opportunities for anyone promoting a product, a service or just building an online reputation.

Ycademy Seminar October 2013

Ycademy Seminar October 2013

Each seminar participant had to upgrade their WIN8 – officially bought on the Microsoft website about a year ago and studied accordingly at our Seminar at that time – to the new WIN8.1 ahead of the Ycademy Seminar October 2013.

But what a schlepp!

WIN 8.1 record download time

Little did we know what expected us, especially down here in South Africa : this process (downloading and installing) took our friend Barry in Jeffrey’s Bay an unbelievable record download time of …18 hours…!!!

And I thought I was slow with just over 11 hours in the world city of Cape Town! And Hanno in George had to make several attempts as the lines were continuously dropped… so he might even come out at the top! And no – we did not even dare to touch our PC’s; meaning: this was the only process running, which really interfered heavily with my normal working day! In Germany the same process took only 2 hours! So what were we here to expect? Perhaps 4 hours… or 6???


Does the Microsoft world end North of the equator ?

How consumer-friendly is that? How expensive can that be for those who have to fork out their hard-earned cash per Gigabyte of download? And never mind how energy-efficient, economic or green?

Of course, there are our notoriously lousy lines down here, amongst the worst in the world!

11… and 18 hours!

Two hours in Germany… Well done, Angela – someone’s got their house in order, never mind what others say! Too bad, she did not share this on her phone… :)

OK, enough of ranting, but this had to get out!

And yes – as always, the Seminar was informative and essential for anyone focusing on a business online.

And, by the way, the little sunbird on my picture had just taken its first flight from its nest on our terrace. . . nothing like Nature, forget slow lines :)

Bianca Gubalke Design