The July CTPC meeting will be another round table discussion. This format is working well for us in between programs. Last month’s discussion about Artificial Intelligence and Super Artificial Intelligence had great participation.
This month we’ll discuss current trends in computing. For example, the move away from desktop and laptop hardware toward smartphones and tablets. Larger, more powerful tablets are now hitting the market bundled with special stands, wireless keyboards and mice that let them serve both as a mobile device and as a desktop unit. They’re being marketed as a sort of modular desktop. Do you have a mobile device? How much do you use it? What tasks do you perform that require a computer other than the mobile device? If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, have you shopped for one? What appeals to you and what doesn’t. Lots to talk about.
We can also discuss Cloud Computing. Do you use it? Do you trust it? What platform(s) do you use ... Google Drive, One Drive, Drop Box, something else? Is the free storage offered by most services enough for your needs? Do you think they’ll suck us in with free storage and low rates – then start charging us more as we grow more dependent? Another interesting topic.
So please come weigh in on these or other topics. Richard Frisch will host Random Access as well. Don’t forget our new location: the United Congregational Church of Norwalk on Richards Avenue (directions here). If it’s a very warm night we can take the folding chairs outside and have an outdoor meeting – perhaps a first for CTPC! Pizza and refreshments at Uncle Joe’s will follow. CLICK HERE for directions from the church to Uncle Joe’s.
July newsletter in html format (complete)- updated 7/11/2014
July newsletter in pdf format - posted 7/11/2014