Little did I know when I wrote my October newsletter that Steve Jobs was near death. I was so surprised by my strong emotional reaction to the news of his death, especially since I obviously never even met the man. Of course, his company has had quite an effect on the path of my life, so I suppose it’s not that surprising… He certainly was an enigma: a master of innovation, a buddhist who came of age in the sixties yet could be extremely hard and inhumane. Most of all, a passionate leader who seemed to be able to predict the future (of technology anyway). It will be very interesting to see how Apple evolves without him!
On to the details about this month’s Mac classes:
  First off, Saturday, November 12th, from 10 a.m. to noon, I will again be offering my popular iPhoto class. Come learn everything there is to know about Apple’s amazing digital photo organization/editing program. Start getting your photo library under control, and learn how easy (and fun) the process can be! Cost is $20.
   Then, on Saturday, November 19th, from 10 a.m. to noon, for the first time, I will be covering the broad topic of Email & Address Book management. After numerous requests over the last couple of months, I decided it’s time to offer a class covering all the ins and outs of email and contact-management on a Mac. Ever wonder what the Bcc field is for, or how to make an email that looks colorful and professional instead of simple black-on-white text? Have you been frustrated by the complexity of creating Groups in your Address Book, and then struggled to send a message to a large group without having the message fail? This class will cover all that and more… Cost is also $20.
***The above classes are always held in the small meeting room at Ridgway Town Hall, and are open to drop-ins, with no sign-up necessary***
Then, don’t forget, there’s…
 The regular FREE “Overview of Mac OS X” class will take place on the last Wednesday of the month, November 30th from 5-7 p.m. These overview classes are held in the computer lab at the Ridgway Library. There are only eight seats available, and the Library has asked that I handle the sign ups, so give me a call at 970-417-8434 (or drop me an email) if you’d like to attend. (Be aware that first-timers take priority over anyone who has taken the class before, but there are often openings for repeaters).