Computers Articles

My Computer Is from Jupiter


I don’t know why, but there seems to come a time when you go from embracing technology as a child to running in fear of it as an adult. Let’s face it, technology is becoming smarter and quicker, and we are becoming – well, you know.

As I reflect back, I realize that the technology that molded my childhood came in dribs and drabs. It came so slowly down the pipeline that we had time to break an item and replace it with the same model. Children and parents were able to happily navigate technology together. There were fewer buttons to push, fewer choices to make, and fewer adults being left behind in the dust. I remember my father bringing home a cassette recorder – yes, this was considered technology – and showing us how to use it. We were so excited. We sang and recorded “Happy Birthday” to it as we welcomed it into our home.

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Protect Yourself from Cyber-Crime An Interview with Chaim Harris


As I sit down to write this article, the news is that Home Depot’s computers were hacked, and very often I get strange emails from people I know, which means their computers have been hacked.

We hear a lot about hacking today. For those of you who are not sure what it means, hacking is when someone “enters” your computer, via the internet, without your even realizing it. Target was “targeted” a few months ago, which prompted credit card companies to issue new cards with different account numbers to their customers. We’ll see if the same thing occurs with Home Depot. Either way, these incidents are not likely to go away. Breeches of computer systems will continue to affect homes and businesses large and small – not to mention government databases and computers.

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