Use new technology to do new things

Dell desktop computer

If you’re going to invest in a new computer/laptop/tablet, make your investment pay off. Find something that you can do with a new system before you buy it.

For the first time ever, I find my home computer has gotten rather long in the tooth. I think I’ve bought two for the office since I purchased it. Since the C: drive is about out of space, I either need to remove some programs (which feels like abandoning a pet) or buy a new system. So, what new can I do? I’ll need to work on this before I can justify that new computer.

And, yes, I still like a desktop. I’ve been using them for 35 years and have grown completely attached to my big monitor, bigger hard drive, full-size ergonomic keyboard, and lots of ports. I’ve been buying Dells most of that time (I bought 4 for the office just last year and am scheduled to buy 3 more within a year) so I hope they don’t mind me using their image. I have my iPad for a portable (I admit, my laptop has grown quite dusty) and that suits my needs.

Tricia Santos

After 18 years of providing computer consulting, training and speaking, I fell into a "real" job (managing a dental specialist practice). So, I gave up my business in 2007. However, I left my websites up (although stagnant) since I never gave up hope of some day getting back into training and writing. I recently decided it was time to do something with them and realized I have a lot of really good stuff here. And, most of it is actually still relevant. I guess it's time for me to get back into writing.

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