It won’t have escaped your attention that technology is changing rapidly and if you are one of our many new learners, new to the tablet or the laptop or the desktop computer you may already wonder what possessed you to want to learn how to use one of these yourself.
Even if you have been a computer owner over many years you are likely marvelling at the innovative gadgets now on offer, the must-have or can’t-live-without devices, then you recognize that it isn’t just the new hardware one must learn about, but also the
It is a fact that the technological development has never been faster than it is now, yet the same has been said by every generation since the industrial revolution and every generation has been correct for the development has been faster each time.
Is it a bit of a nightmare? Has the cost to our society become clear to us? Do you have problems following the development or is it now left to an uberclass of technological experts whilst it is over the heads of the rest of us?
News from the Chair
Welcome to the New Year, and here at Kapiti SeniorNet it is as hectic as usual trying to fit you all into your chosen courses. Do please be quick as many of the courses are filling up fast.
Phone Teresa (04) 2983132 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Courses run this term:
Introduction to Computers (Beginners),
What Can I Do On My PC,
Demystifying Windows 8
Using Word Successfully
Managing and Editing Photos
Also, Workshops for iPad and Android tablets, ‘How Do I…?’ and ‘Question and Answer’.
Check the descriptions of the courses here.
Just as our horizons for computers and tablets have been stretched during the past year with the changing technology trends, you can expect to see changes for Social Media.
The implications for our members interested in easy ways to keeping the finger on the pulse is
Performance, that’s the point!
I’m a huge fan of doing regular defragmentation of hard drives and in terms of squeezing performance out of our bloated PCs, a defrag’s like a good old spring clean!
But why am I such a fan?…..let me explain… Continue reading
One of the advantages of increasing years is the ability to look back and remember earlier days when the sun was always shining and one had few, if any, worries about things like mortgages or about getting another job or even a secondary job if you wanted it.
We can’t blame unwanted changes on the wonderful technology we have today, well not entirely, after all we created it, and now we are a bit pushed keeping up with it to take advantage of what it offers by way of labour saving devices and especially the computer and the communication devices making it possible to reach across the globe.
Because the time has come to say good bye to the good ole XP operating system and get into Windows 7 or 8 or 8.1.
Of course the suggestion is not a new one, at Kapiti SeniorNet the call went out quite a long time ago, and not just the once, but the situation is that all good things come to an end and that applies to software support also.
Come April this year there is no more support for Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Exchange Server 2003, Small Business Server 2003 and Office 2003, so if you use any of these please take note.
All these products are now 11 years old [XP actually 13 years old but was given an extra life of 2 years], pretty good these days when things move pretty fast.
So why do you have to upgrade?
Hi there Kapiti SeniorNet members and website followers! Happy New Year – I hope 2014 is a great year for you and your family and that all the special things you want, happen along the way.
I’ve decided (call it a New Year’s Resolution if you like) that during 2014, I’m going to be more active posting onto the SeniorNet website and not let Thor hog the stage
My focus will be on Techie Tips which I hope will compliment Thor’s more philosophical articles. With Windows 8 roaring into centre stage and huge pressure on XP users to migrate to Win 7 or 8, there are no shortage of things for me to write about.
With the year 2013 ebbing fast you have hopefully enjoyed the past year and filled up on new knowledge at SeniorNet Kapiti as well as had some fun with fellow students on one of many sessions run during the year.
2014 promises to be not just more of the same, as with more topics being added to the learning list and tweaking and updating of existing courses and workshops to ensure best possible outcome for our members SeniorNet Kapiti frankly expects
Festive greetings from the committee to all members of Kapiti SeniorNet with a special thank you to all the tutors who so willingly sacrifice their time to assist other members with the courses, programs and updates. Where would we be without them. A little advert here – if you want to keep up with the rapidly moving technology then become a tutor as, to be able to pass on knowledge, first of all we have to learn it ourselves.
This is the time of year when we can sit back and take a well-earned rest away from the stresses of the last year. What a year, windows 7 to windows 8 and now windows 8.1; goodness knows what’s in store for next year perhaps the computers or tablets will be talking to us and making all the decisions.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all