Stephen Burke

The Human Touch

The Human Touch

I recently had to go to a 24 hour pharmacy and encountered something I am seeing far too often: automated checkouts. An automated checkout is yet another way that customer service is offloaded to the consumer. 
 Call me old fashioned, or perhaps just old, but I remember a time when going to a store […]

 Stephen Burke

Alternatives to Windows 10

Alternatives to Windows 10

Cornwall Ontario – Last week I addressed the upgrade to Windows 10. I have also suggested that some people may wish to purchase Apple computers, to avoid what Microsoft is doing. While I have not suggested Linux, that is also an option if you don’t want Windows 10.  But there is an alternative solution, one that […]

 Stephen Burke

MICRO NEWS: Taking the Plunge, Part 2

MICRO NEWS: Taking the Plunge, Part 2

Last week we had you make backups of your hard drive and data files and have the driver and software installation media and license keys ready for a clean installation of Windows 10. Once that is done, you are ready to begin the process. Make sure you have blank DVDs or a 32 GB USB […]

 Stephen Burke

MICRO NEWS: 3D Scanning

MICRO NEWS: 3D Scanning

We’ve all been told that a picture is worth a thousand words, and we all know that photographs certainly add visual impact to printed stories and news articles. In the same way 3D scanning technologies have developed along with the 3D printing industry. Non-contact scanning systems include laser scanning, structured light scanning, sensor scanning and […]

 Stephen Burke

Choosing Your Next Computer

Choosing Your Next Computer

The next few columns will be a bit of a departure from computers specifically, but they will still be about the application of computer technology. Years ago, every high school had shop classes. I remember St Lawrence High School having metal working, woodworking, automotive, drafting and a print shop. There was a wide variety of […]

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