Feeling "Techno-Stressed?" We can Help!
When something is new, not everyone sees the value or potential.
"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers." --Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
"There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home." --Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977
Wow, how times have changed! Today, not only is there a computer in 80% of American homes, we have reached 6 billion cell phone subscriptions globally! By 2018 as many as 90% of all jobs will require or involve computers. Technology is everywhere and changing every minute.
For many of us, all this new technology stresses us out! We feel like we will never catch up and are overwhelmed to the point of giving up trying. Unfortunately, this is just not an option; the ever-moving world of technology is one merry-go-round you just can’t get off. But, you are not alone! The library is here to see you through. Join us this Thursday for “Don’t Fear I.T.! How to Relieve your Techno-stress." We will be here to answer questions and even explain how a cloud can do more than make rain! And, after you are all limber and relaxed, sign-up for a free basic computer course or let our librarians show you some free online learning sites to improve your skills.
Does anyone remember the old Carousel of Progress at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom? The lyrics to the theme song were, “Now is the Time, Now is the best time, Now is the best time of your life… Right here and now, you’ve got it made. Life’s forward marching and you’re in the parade!” Don’t sit on the sidelines of progress… be a part of what is happening now. You CAN do it!
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