Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Oh, yeah...I'm the expert

Every year our church puts on a community outreach event called "Summerfest" or "Fallfest", depending on the season. The emphasis is typically on fun, food, and family and there is usually some theme intended to inspire curiousity and interest. This year's activities were originally entitled "Technology for Dummies" until we found out that is a trademarked moniker that is restricted. So the name has been changed to something else, but we are still going to have a kind of technology fair featuring a variety of "stations" where different aspects of consumer electronics, computers, and other technology are showcased in some fashion.

Proving once again that an "expert" is someone who knows only the slightest bit more than the guy next to him, I will be running a booth devoted to blogging. Basically, I will provide a 15-minute introduction to what it is and how to do it. Then I'll pass out a 1-page hand-out and take questions. This will go on for a couple of hours, I guess, and it should be fun. Obviously, I am really not an expert, but it will be worthwhile and fun. I intend to simply show how easy it is to create a blog and discuss some of the enjoyable aspects of blogging.

Heck, it could be a lot worse. Thankfully, I'm not going to be in one of the really difficult booths, like the one where they'll teach you how to set the clock on your VCR/DVR.


IzzyBeth said...

OH COOL - are they going to have a booth on how to switch from a PC to a Mac?? ;-)

Sounds like a good time.

Sharon said...

Switch from a PC to a Mac? The question is -- who'd want to? :)

Barry Pike said...

Beth, that would fall under Pastoral Care and Social Rehab or somesuch, I'm sure.

And Sharon, you're just trying to start something, I can tell.

But guess what ya'll...remember that one Mac post a while back? No, of course you don't...this one:

I think I'm just a few days away from this becoming a reality. Bidness has been very good lately.

IzzyBeth said...

Pastoral Care and Social Rehab


DaveG said...

they'll teach you how to set the clock on your VCR/DVR.

My parents could use that. I call them "midnight flashers" because all of their electronics have never seen 12:00:01.

Well, and because it's funny. I have to admit that.

DaveG said...

Oh, and on the topic of Mac vs. PC: I'm trying to convince the CFO to let me take the family PC to the dump and buy them one of those fancy new iMacs. They are oh sooooo cool, and great for multimedia work. Hard to justify the cost while the PC is still working.

Be a shame if something untoward were to happen to it, though....

IzzyBeth said...

Barry - can you send me an email to (not my primary email address) so I have your email? I have a couple technical questions for you.