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I started my computer journey 34 years ago with a CPM computer called a
Superbrain.  A $3,000 computer with no hard drive and a total of 64 KB of memory.  There was no such thing as a mouse.

Douglas Borwick

 

 

 

 

You Don't Have to Read Any Instructions Anymore

I can help make your learning process much easier.  Even though Apple's products lead the way in ease-of-use, there are still hundreds of thousands of programs and a multitude of functions to learn to make Apple's devices truly useful.  The easiest way to learn is by watching, just like the old saying, "A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words."  

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Moving pictures are even better.  I can do the hard work for you and summarize computer functionality in video tutorials that you can watch as you need to learn.  Instead of spending hours trying to learn by yourself, you can learn in minutes.

Video tutorials for Apple's products are a moving target.  Because of the ease with which programs and the operating system can be updated, keeping up is a challenge, but we will try to change our videos with the frequent hardware and software advances.  If you have suggestions how we can improve our service, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

Superbrain

 My First Computer - a SuperBrain

In those days, no programs
came with the Superbrain.
I was as 'dumb as a rock' about computer,
so typing questions into the computer at the C:> like :  "hello,"
and "flame on," produced no result.  But it was a start.

 

 

My first Macintosh in 1984

The Macintosh operating system
came with two programs, Mac Write and Mac Paint,
all on one 750 KB floppy disk.   That is less than one megabyte.
Now a single iPhone picture takes up more space
than the original disks that came with the first Macintosh computer.
The world of computing just took its biggest leap in functionality
with the Mac's addition of the mouse and
"what you see is what you get" operating style.

 

I learned the CPM Operating System, DOS, Macs and PCs, and Started 2 Software Companies.

I first used tablet and character recognition computers in 1990 from EO, IBM, Grid, and Fujitsu and was convinced that tablet computers were the future of computing.  

Using one finger or a stylist pen was easier than using a mouse and keyboard.  I thought the EO tablet would be a success, particularly when AT&T bought them for $100 million dollars.  Unfortunately, they soon took the EO tablet off the market, and that was the last anyone heard of EO or tablet computers from AT&T.  They could have led the tablet revolution.

Computer functionality has always been about software.  It is the key to making work easier, not the hardware.  Apple's success is due to their focus on making better software and creating a better user experience.  

I had to wait another 20 years for Apple to create the iPhone and iPad and forever change both industries.  They took the tablet touch concept and revolutionized computers, mobile phones, ease-of-use, and data sharing.    Apple's future is bright, with their complete integration of hardware, software, media (with iTunes) and seamless information sharing (with iCloud).  I expect it will be very difficult for anyone to surpass them.  

My computer adventure began the hard way, with awkward functioning computers, programs, and poor instruction techniques.  I learned by experiencing hundreds of problems and spending untold hours reading manuals.

 

 

When I'm not Computing,Mtn Goat

or looking something up on the Internet,

I'd rather be in nature.

HAPPY LEARNING!

Douglas Borwick

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