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The Computer Doctor

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By Skip Essick

The doctor is in the house—the computer doctor, that is.

Perusing San Miguel de Allende’s Civil List Yahoo.com forum, one can’t help noticing that one of the most common topics has to do with technology—questions about the Internet, Wi-Fi, smart TVs, about how to get Alexa to work or what’s the best TV viewing option.

An upcoming Rotary presentation on May 21 will have the answers to these sorts of questions when The Computer Doctor, Thomas Crowell, appears at Rotary Midday’s free weekly presentation at Cafeteria Sanmiguelessen.

Crowell has 40 years of experience in the computer business. One of his first projects was connecting a law office in San Francisco to a database at UC Hasting Law. For Levi Strauss, he configured a PC network that may have been one of the world’s first for large  corporations.

A lot has changed while gaining those 40 years of experience. Today’s smartphone has more capabilities than much of the hardware in those two aforementioned projects Crowell notes that in those early days, we would talk about the possibilities of future computing, imagining things like email, the Internet, artificial intelligence, social media, shopping, paying bills, and not having to run to the bank or a video store. Now we have Dick Tracy watches and conversation with devices like Alexa. Who would have thought we would see the day that a device would wake you up, give you the weather report, your to-do list, a news brief, and would start the coffee before you find your glasses and get out of bed.

Join us to find out what you need to know about all things tech. Cafeteria San Miguel Essen is located next to the yellow caboose on Stirling Dickinson. Doors open at 9am with an optional breakfast for 100 pesos.

Rotary is where neighbors, friends, and problem-solvers share ideas, join leaders, and take action to create lasting change. For more information, contact President Ivar Schacke at Ivar1819@gmail.com

 

Rotary Presentation

“The Computer Doctor”

Tue, May 21, 9am

Cafeteria Sanmiguelessen

Stirling Dickinson

Free with optional 100-peso breakfast

 

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