What a roller-coaster month this has been with temperatures ranging from -3° to +62° . . . and it only varied between 45° and 55° when we were in San Francisco (and damp, too). This is a time of recovery (from the past year, the holidays, food excesses, financial strains, etc.), and new beginnings, punctuated by the Jan. 20 inauguration of our new President. For many of us, 2009 brings HOPE of an economic bounce-back, a re-energizing of our collective spirit, and a recommitment to our country’s ideals. It also means some new challenges for aJMUG for membership expansion, training, contests and more!
As you can see from the agenda below, our next meeting will focus on the latest version of iWork ’09, which was released during Macworld (we had originally considered also showing iLife ’09, but it hasn’t been released yet). Individual presentations will demonstrate some of the newest updates to Pages, Keynote and Numbers. This is Apple’s own software to replace AppleWorks, and it will be well worth learning about all the cool features.
Last month, George Kopp, Mark Snell and I reported on our adventures at Macworld. George showed a slideshow comprised of pictures we all took during our five days in San Francisco (and places nearby). There were new gadgets, updated applications, interesting people and lots more. Sharon Hanson captured a video of the entire meeting, which we hope turned out well. Winners of the January door prizes were as follows:
Don’t forget to mark your February calendar for the regularly-scheduled aJ meeting on the FIRST TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2009. And, a reminder that, during Missouri’s winter season, if the Jefferson City Public Schools are canceled or dismissed early due to inclement weather on our meeting date, then our meeting will also be canceled.
See you next Tuesday in room 600 at Lewis and Clark Middle School!