Topic 1: Golden Rules of Windows – from 1989 to 2011. Become the master of your computer in less than 30 minutes. Honest!
1: You Can Always Escape from an Awkward Situation
2: If in Doubt Press Enter
3: Never Close, Never Minimize
4: Use the Keyboard
5: Always Click on a Click-Me
6: There Are At Least Four Ways of Doing it
7: The Tab Key Will Take You on a Guided Tour
8: You’re Not Paying for the Electricity
9: Shift Into Reverse Gear
Topic 2: The Theory of Life
10: All of Life is Spent Doing Two Things
11: Doing Something is Always GoTo, Select, Action
12: 14+1 GoTo skills in Microsoft Word
13: 15+10 Selection skills in Microsoft Word
14: Rinse & Repeat in Microsoft Excel
Topic 3: How to design a workbook (NOT how to use Excel!)
Most people cram everything onto one sheet and create more problems instead of building asolution.
I start off with FOUR sheets, with a purpose for each, and show how the problems don’t even appear.
Topic 4: How to design a document (NOT how to use Word!)
Most people design their Microsoft Word document in Microsoft Word.
I design my Microsoft Word document well away from Microsoft Word, and have fun all day long.
Topic 5: Interesting Words in text analysis
Why Interesting Words are the very essence of information harvesting.
Words by themselves are just words. But Interesting Words are a class apart and are vehicles for information.
Information gives Knowledge and Knowledge is Power.
Topic 6: A single-instruction computer (bring paper and pencil)
From the April 7, 1967 Canadian DECUS symposium (I’ll bring an historic copy of the proceedings) to the present, the concept of a computer with only one instruction helps to develop computers that are the friendliest possible devices for humans.
Learn how Intel and Microsoft got it all wrong by putting the computer first.