❖Technology Advice

While I might be comfortable with plumbing repair or house wiring, I approach computers differently.  For my technological needs, I rely on a remarkable individual who is an expert in making computers function and coaxing them to meet my needs.  He is part technology expert and part shaman.  That said, I have acquired some basic skills which, for example, have enabled me to construct this web site.  I also feel extremely comfortable with my knowledge of my preferred word processing program, WordPerfect.  These are limited accomplishments, so I am hesitant to offer anyone technological advice.  Nevertheless, there are individuals who have made some very useful information available on the Internet.

Basic Information about Computers

George Williams, an associate professor of English at the University of South Carolina Upstate who blogs for the Chronicle of Higher Education, decided that not all students are aware of all the ins and outs of basic computing and has assembled a few pages of information that are a useful for anyone who deals with computers on a regular basis.  His blog introducing the page is at http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/basic-technology-advice-for-students/46517?cid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en.  His "Basic Technology Advice" is located at https://docs.google.com/a/centraleuropeanobserver.com/document/d/1X074ZTCmZrs591jWM3iaaNPBFBCNqQ45pknHp3MQ43A/edit.  All of his blogs, many of which also contain indispensable information, are at http://chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/author/gwilliams.