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Virginia DeBolt (bio) writes the bi-weekly Elder Geek column for Time Goes By in which she takes the mystery out of techie things all bloggers and internet users need to know to simplify computer use. She has written several books on technology and keeps two blogs herself, Web Teacher and First 50 Words. You will find links to Virginia's previous Time Goes By Elder Geek columns here.
The topics I've discussed in this TGB Elder Geek column have been those Ronni or I thought up. It's time to ask if I'm explaining what you want to know.
Before I turn you loose to ask questions, let me list a few caveats.
First, I don't know everything. I may not know the answer to your question. The general wisdom on this would be that if I didn't know what I was talking about, it would be a good idea to keep my mouth shut. In other words, I can't answer every question.
Second, the question needs to be about a topic of general interest to many elders who read Time Goes By. I won't take on a topic that will only hit one person's interests. General topics like "how can I crop a photo" or "how can I put my grandkids photo on my computer as wallpaper" or "where can I get good, free software" would be of widespread interest.
Third, nothing is too basic. I'm here to be basic. I've talked about very basic stuff like copy and paste in the past. The reason Ronni asked me to do this column is because many elders missed out on the basics of computer operation and browser functions. If something seems mysterious to you, chances are others find it a bit mysterious, too. So ask.
Enough with the caveats. What do you want to know?
At The Elder Storytelling Place today: Dani Ferguson: Mr. Hughes and Dad.