NWA-PCUG Newsletter Article
For New Users and New Members
Betty Davis, Co-President, April 98
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For the past few weeks I have been using my computer more than ever. It's amazing how it has infiltrated almost everything I do. Using a computer is now something that I take for granted and depend on...and what happens when something goes wrong with it? I call my local guru or mentor!

And where is the guru or mentor? In our PC Users Group. The people with the most experience are usually the most willing to help Check the last page of the newsletter and you'll see a list of names and phone numbers. Use them!

Another way is to post your questions on the Bulletin Board System (BBS). Bill Shook is the Sysop (Systems Operator) and he can guide you through setting up your modem so you can access the BBS. He announces at the beginning of almost every meeting the mind-boggling amount of software that is available through the bulletin board. Hey, it's like being in a candy store.

John Clark always has free disks for software that you can install so that you can connect to the BBS. Talk to John about that at the meetings. He's the dedicated one who hauls in the boxes of software and books and videos.

The reason I'm mentioning all of this is because when I first joined the Club I didn't know names or faces, and really didn't have the vaguest idea of what people were talking about. The things mentioned sort of sailed over my head with a who?what?where? sort of feeling.

So hang in there and keep coming to meetings. And ask lots of questions. I think you'll be amazed at how much help the gurus can be and how much information you can come away with.

I know this column won't interest those who are already adept at using computers, but remember. We all had to start somewhere.

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