Colorado Springs Apple User Group

Welcome to the Colorado Springs Apple User Group SMMUG (Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group). We are a club dedicated to helping people enjoy and learn to use the many cool features of their Apple products (iPads, iPods, iPhones, and Mac computers). SMMUG is also an official Apple User Group and also is a Colorado educational non-profit corporation. Come check us out – we have fun!

Our General Meetings are friendly, FREE, and OPEN to the PUBLIC, and are held at 6:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month. These General Meetings are held in the Carnegie room at the north end of the top floor of the Penrose Library. Click here for more meeting info.

 The title and description of Joe's talk is:

The Tricorder, the Towel, and the Trolley:
An Unconventional Perspective on Technology

As Apple users, we’re accustomed to elegantly designed devices that “just work” (except when they don’t) and are easy to use (except when they aren’t). Our gadgets may be better than other people’s gadgets, but we’re just as likely as anyone to focus on the tools instead of what they can do for us. For a novel perspective on technology in general and Apple products in particular, we can turn to three great minds of the last century: Mr. Spock, Douglas Adams, and… Mr. Rogers? Yep.

Technology author Joe Kissell would love for you to buy his books, but he’d be even happier if you didn’t have to. In this entertaining and inspiring talk, Joe draws on over 20 years of experience in the tech industry and a few of his heroes to help you make smarter decisions about choosing and using technology. You’ll learn why you’re probably smarter than you think you are, how to approach new devices and apps logically, and what it means to meet technology halfway. Joe also introduces his new project, The Joe of Tech, which will include a website and ebooks designed to apply these principles to essential tasks such as backing up, maintaining, and troubleshooting your Mac.

Joe's talk is planned to begin at 7:00 pm, after the Q & A.