Reading menus and drive directories

I was in Las Vegas, New Mexico last week. In addition to visiting my sisters and brother, I gave a one-day Macintosh seminar. It was held at a local hotel. Instead of relying on my projector, I used a 52” monitor. There was free wireless access in the room and many of the participants brought their computers, so the first 45 minutes of our time was spent in trying to get everyone online. My first lesson of the day was to have been a demonstration of how to interpret written directions for getting to specific menu items and directories. Unfortunately, that lesson was lost in the flurry of computer issues. I think this is important information, so I thought I would share it here.
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Traveling with your Mac

I spent the last week on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with our extended family. Seventeen of us spent 7 days at a beautiful beach house. We swam, played on the beach, did some sight-seeing, ate – and we “computed.”

In taking our family to the beach we packed 6 Mac laptops (and two Windows PCs), 6 iPhones (plus 3 Blackberries and 3 assorted cell phones), a Nintendo Wii, 3 Nintendo DS and at least 4 iPods.

While we did not spend our entire week with the “electrons,” our family was certainly “connected!” Add 11 digital cameras to the mix, and our days were well-recorded.

Taking all those electronic devices to the beach and expecting them to work requires a bit of packing. Since six families were involved, there were a few “forgotten cords, cables, and adapters.

Let’s make a quick checklist to help you pack for your next trip.
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