Greetings, Mac Users!
from Sue Snell, appleJAC MUG President
Mark and I just returned from a lovely two weeks in sunny Florida; just in time to wake up to the sleet/ice/freezing rain/snow of a week ago Thursday. What a vivid reminder of what Missouri in February can be. But, it’s almost March. Can Spring be far behind?
March is an event-filled month this year — St. Patrick’s Day (as always), Easter, daylight savings time, and the first day of Spring. But, before any of these wonderful events occur, we must first gather for our monthly appleJAC meeting. How clever that they happen in this order!
This month’s special presentation is a demonstration of the Airliner Interactive Slate, given by Sue Haugen, 6th grade math teacher, Team Endeavor (a team, I might add, very dear to my heart!). We’ll gather briefly in the 6th grade Commons, as usual, then mosey across the hall to Ms. Haugen’s room for the demo. You may recall that aJ purchased one of these peripherals for the school earlier this year. I think you will be impressed, if not amazed, by the classroom possibilities the Airliner offers, to both students and teachers.
Following the demonstration (and, of course, refreshments and door prizes) we will engage in an open forum Q & A session. Please be thinking in terms of ANY Mac questions for which you may need an answer. Remember, no question is silly or dumb. If you need an answer or an explanation, it’s almost a given that someone else does, too.
A primary purpose of the aJ group is “to provide a forum for Apple Macintosh computer users in Central Missouri to meet on an educational, research and social basis”. This most certainly includes finding answers to questions and responding to concerns of the membership!
Last month we had a great video presentation by George Kopp and his band of merry men regarding their trip to MacWorld. Then Mark, Tom, Steve, and George shared their “toys” and personal thoughts from the conference. As always, it was a most interesting commentary.
Of course other things have importance also - like door prizes! Last month’s winners were:
- Tom Vaughn --- Bobble head pen
- Murry Ferris --- Just Say No to Microsoft (book)
- George Kopp --- Digital Video (book)
- Rosalind Moulton --- Revolution in the Valley (book)
- Mark Snell --- InDesign (book)
- Charlie Bland --- $50 Certificate for Socket Internet Services
We have some neat prizes for this month, too. So plan on spending Tuesday, March 4, with us — Lewis and Clark Middle School, room 600, 7:00 p.m.
See you there!