Happy Friday! I am absolutely ecstatic about the turnout we had in response to Ronald's call for help in his final university project. We received more than 100 member responses to his survey. And if that isn't enough to get you started, Ronald, I'm not too sure what will be.
What I love about our members is that when others need help, each week you pull together and really make a difference in someone else's life. While this week's topic was a bit different than the usual tech help, I was not only impressed by the shared responses, but I learned a little about each one of you. Your answers were entertaining and a joy to read. I saw many new faces in this week's discussion and I thank you for coming out to join us. If you haven't participated yet, it's never too late to get your answers in.
As I was preparing this newsletter, Ronald happened to e-mail me and he wanted to thank you for your contributions and share this with you. Thank you, Ronald, for posting in your discussion topic. It's always a treat to hear back from the person asking for help!
For those of you just joining us, grab a comfy chair and a large cup of java, and dive in to what all our members have shared with us on the topic of "Why computers are so difficult to use?" Again, a big thank you for all your contributions! Have a beautiful weekend, everyone.
As a final year college student I need to carry out an independent project looking at an issue in the domain of my subject. I chose the question, "Why are computers still so difficult to use?" To start my project I compiled several questions to explore experiences of computer users (see below). A summary of what I am wanting to look at are competency levels of users with computers, how they got into using them, the time they?ll spend on them in a day, their challenges and how they manage them, their happiness in using them, their thoughts on the increasing functionality/pervasiveness of computers... Click here to continue reading
-- Submitted by:
Ronald G. of Warwick University, in the United Kingdom
My computer has fallen asleep and it won't wake up! I have a perplexing situation with my three-year-old Toshiba laptop. If I resume working after allowing the computer to hibernate, a bit after that (maybe 10 minutes) the screen goes blank--no mouse--no background. Hitting Ctrl+Alt+Delete does not bring up the Task Manager. Nothing I do seems to work except physically shutting the on/off switch, waiting a bit, and rebooting. I get a message upon reboot that the machine was not shut down properly. The machine has an AMD 64 X2 Athlon processor 1.7Gb. I have 2 GB of RAM installed and Windows 7 Home premium. The drivers seem to be all up to date. I have an active antivirus/firewall running.
What would cause such a problem? Any suggestions in solving the issue? This is driving me nuts. If I don't allow the computer to hibernate, I can run it all day without any problems. Thank you in advance.
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