Computers and Getting to Grips With Basics by Derek Howden

On the 25th of April, the first IT and Biscuits event happened at the Central Library in Edinburgh.  Ten people came along with their computers, and we collectively worked through a number of issues which were raised.  Derek Howden wrote the following article to summarize some of the information on some of the issues which were raised.
Computers have a very “unknown” quality and we are naturally scared of the unknown. Security was a definite topic of today and when you mix that with the unknown it becomes a volatile emotional experience and that’s not the real reality, especially if you cover the basics which we tried to do today.

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