At our recent Annual General meeting, our Chairperson presented the following Annual report.
SeniorNet Kapiti Inc
2019-2020 Annual Report
Our membership at the end of the Financial Year (31 March 2020) was 333 including 9 Honorary Members. Unlike many SeniorNets around New Zealand, our membership numbers are holding steady year on year despite around 90 resignations annually. Our recruitment efforts are clearly reaping rewards in new membership and I believe it is a testament to the quality and relevance of the courses and workshops we offer our members. Continue reading
It was in 2013 we first published an article on e-bikes here, and then again an update in 2016. Now in 2018 the e-bikes have made their presence felt with ever increasing numbers showing up on the bike paths that I pass or cross on my morning walk.
Most interesting is the age group taking up biking, or should that be ‘assisted biking’, certainly not youngsters, although probably the young at heart.
Anything for a quiet life?
Today’s technology thinks otherwise and a much beloved word that has come to the fore is “Disruption” to explain what is happening, the change from incremental improvements to radical changes which can and do disrupt established ways, be it in products or markets or in our way of life.
Back in March Facebook said that about 1.65 billion people used the site every month, not bad when you consider that the total number of people using the internet globally is around 3.17 billion.
With such an audience Facebook plans to collect information about all internet users through their ‘Like’ buttons and other pieces of code present on web pages across the internet. That will enable them to target ads to not just Facebook users but also to non-Facebook users.
In past posts I have touched on the use of data, personal and otherwise, by the conglomerates which collect all they can, not so much for spying on us, we leave that to NSA and government authorized departments, but for the purpose, it is claimed, of providing a better service to you. So the more they get to know about us all who use internet for any reason, be it communication, shopping, reading, listening to music, viewing movies or videos, the more all this data become an important resource for yet more purposes.
One of the dangerous ones is