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July 13, 2009

Obsolete Internet Technologies

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I was offered the chance to write Internet For Dummies way back when. I turned ’em down, of course. Back then there was no web, so the Internet was a boring and nerdy place. Things have changed, but as a review, here are some obsolete Internet technologies you might have read about in the first edition of Internet For Dummies (had I written it).

July 10, 2009

Where I Waste My Time

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Yeah, I like the occasional diversion. Part of my journey includes visiting the following mega-time-wasting web sites:

July 8, 2009

Word Does Envelopes!

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All PC printers come with an envelope slot or feeder. Getting the envelope into the printer doesn’t seem to be any big deal any more. Getting text on the envelope, however, is the big deal.

July 6, 2009

Battery Power

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A laptop computer comes with two power sources. It can use power from the wall, just like a desktop computer. It can also run off battery power. Managing the two isn’t a problem, though it does raise some interesting issues.

July 3, 2009

Less Than Fabulous Restore

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During my recent visit with PC disaster, I had the opportunity to put the PC’s Backup program to the test. Well, actually, I had the opportunity to the the PC’s Restore program to the test. The results were rather tepid.

July 1, 2009

Does the Internet Create Wealth, or Steal It?

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There has been a lot of buzz about the “dot-com economy,” and Google, Yahoo, Amazon, and other overnight success stories on the Internet. But for every dot-com billionaire are there millions of people who once had jobs and who now don’t?

June 29, 2009

Will Windows 8 Induce Brain Seizures?

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Windows 7 is just about to land on the world’s lap, possibly in the fall. But what about the next version of Windows, dubbed Windows 8?

June 26, 2009

Your Ever Burdensome Inbox

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Where once you bought a new computer ever two or four years, people are now keeping their PCs for six, eight, or ten years. That means you dragging around a lot of digital dust.

June 24, 2009

A Sucky Thing About Windows 7

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For the first time since Bill Gates acknowledged that email is a necessary thing (c.1995), a new version Windows will not come with an email program.

June 22, 2009

The iPhone 3Gs

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The iPhone is here. I have one. Yes, I’m a Mac fanboy.

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