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I’ll be presenting a mini-series of four lectures on computer-related topics at the centrally-located Mid-Manhattan Library March 21st and 23rd. The first session, for the absolute beginner, will answer the questions: Why would I use a computer?
When I'm asked what free web-based e-mail I recommend it is NOT Gmail. I know, I know. Your kids and grand kids are all over you to use Gmail instead of AOL. I agree that AOL is inconsistent and not as compatible with many handheld devices, but Gmail's design is not particularly "user-friendly" (a misnomer when referring to anything computer). I would suggest Yahoo over Gmail, but I understand that your family has more influence over your decisions that I do.
For those of you that send e-mails to more than one person may I make a gentle computer suggestion? When you send a mass e-mail, do not input all of your recipient’s e-mail addresses in the TO: address box.
Are you receiving a massive number of forwarded e-mail jokes, petitions and chain letters? I know I am.
This article is being brought to you from the beautiful vistas of Alaska. I’ve been here for a week with my mother, sister and a friend.
I remember the day, many moons ago, when Mom tried to sneak Spam onto our plates for dinner. “Darlings, it’s just like meat loaf.” She never tried again.
In anticipation of a trip to San Diego I wrote this e-mail to a girlfriend who lives in Los Angeles: “Darling, I’m going to be in SD for 3 days. Nothing would make me happier than if you could join me.
This week I received an e-mail from a friend warning about a virus that was likely to have infected my computer. The e-mail (which she was forwarding to everyone in her address book, as had the person who sent it to her and the person before that) instructed us to delete a file the supposed virus had created, claiming that it would otherwise corrupt the computer.
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