For some reason that is not at all clear, I have become the A.V. go-to-gal at my office. This primarily consists of hooking up the laptop to the digital projector. It's always right before a presentation when the audience has filed in and is avidly watching. I screw and unscrew connections, push buttons, close and open the computer, confer in a frantic undertone with the presenter and eventually get the image on the screen.
It's a very mysterious ritual and takes a lot of time out of my workday when I could be blogging. (Just kidding!) I guess I kind of like being needed, and I suppose it falls under my role as the Communications VP, but shouldn't it be easier? What I think about during those times is when are these things going to be automatic. Why is hooking up a TIVO, a wireless network or a digital projector still so complicated? And why am I the one who has to do it?