by Julie Smith
When thinking about what to write for the April President’s Place, a series of random thoughts entered my head. They range from what do pro golfers do for fun and relaxation to the elementary question: “why do you drive on a parkway and park in a driveway?” The golfer question has always been of particular interest, maybe only to me, as over the years I’ve read a number of interviews with professional athletes who seem to play a lot of golf when they are not practicing or playing their professional sport. I’ve always wondered, what, then, do pro-golfers do when not playing or practicing their sport? That’s just how my mind works.
I remember over the years seeing pictures of animals in costumes and wondered why people would do that to their pet. Well, now I have pets and am like a proud parent when their child wears a cute costume or accessory.
Now, before you wonder where I’m going with all of this, please follow along . . .
I think the same could be said for a group such as ours. I remember, back before I started using a Mac, that PC users used to make fun of Mac users and talked about how simplistic the computers and users were. I have discovered through the last few years, especially after joining the appleJAC Mac Users Group, that we see our computers as less of an inanimate object, but more an extension of ourselves.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I suspect a good number of you enjoy using your computer for work and fun, and quite frankly, somewhat miss it if you don’t have the opportunity to use the equipment as often as you might like. That includes the revolutionary iOS devices (iPod, iPhone, iPad) that have become commonplace.
Now that those devices have permeated nearly every sector of life, be it work, play or study, so has the explosion of available apps for these devices. Which is why we are devoting our next meeting to them.
Join us at 7:00pm, Tuesday, April 3, 2012, at Kennedy Hall at Immaculate Conception Church, for an informative demonstration of the latest in Mac OS and a few of our favorite apps.