Jody Victor wondered about proper communications with today’s technology and found a site that has several articles dealing with “etiquette” by Emily Post.
She has a section on being a Good Conversationalist which also covers some American sign language. Another section on Notes and Letters that includes E-vitations, a section on telephone, cellphone, and texting manners, a section on personal communication devices which includes articles on smartphone and tablet use, video and conference call etiquette, mobile and texting manners. Finally there is a section on computers and communication which covers iPad etiquette, using computers in public, LinkedIn networking tips and email tips.
Jody hopes you will take the time to read some of these articles.
Yum – that sounds good! But it’s spelled wrong!
No, Jody, it isn’t – Raspberry Pi is a credit card-sized computer that plugs into your TV and a keyboard. It can do many of the things your desktop computer can do … for as little as $25!
Currently there are 2 models: A and B. Model A has 256 MB memory, one USB port. Model B has 512 MB memory, 2 USB ports and an ethernet port with necessary networking chip.
It is just a circuit board – cases, power supplies etc are extra.
Raspberry Pi is a charity-based organization registered in the UK. The idea behind it was to put more computers in the hands of children for their education. This small computer has captured the interest of developing countries in areas where they can’t afford the power, hardware, and connections necessary to run desktop computers. Some people have even expressed interest in incorporating it into a robot.
Unfortunately, due to high demand, sales of the B Model have temporarily been suspended.
Jody Victor, we will have to get on the list to get one!
What is Pinterest you might ask? Jody Victor® wanted to know what it is. Here is what he found out:
Pinterest calls itself a “Virtual Pinboard“.
You can make a board and categorize the objects. You can have followers: people who like your pins may decide to follow you to track your pins. You can put an icon on the top of your browser and while surfing the web, you can click it on a page with a picture you like and you have a pin. You must be logged into Pinterest at the time to use it. If there’s a pin on someone else’s board that you like and want to put on yours, you can “repin” it. You can also “like” a pin.
Even counselors are using Pinterest according to this article in Wired, Jody Victor has found. Also there have been people that used it to plan a big event, like a wedding. You can pin the items that catch your eye so you don’t forget them.
Do you use Pinterest? Or do you think this is just something else that will eventually fade away? Jody thinks you should try it and find out…