Computer Club offers friendly place to learn

Friday, February 15, 2008
Tribune Photo by Karen Hall Marshall County Computer Club President Fred Fleischer gives a talk about search engines.

"Everybody helps everybody; nobody knows everything" exemplifies the spirit of the Marshall County Computer Club.

They are a small, friendly group that meets the second Saturday of every month at the Lewisburg campus of Columbia State. The meeting starts with half an hour for coffee and doughnuts in the student lounge before moving into the state-of-the-art computer lab at 9 a.m.

At the last meeting, Ina Fleischer gave a short demonstration of adding pictures to emails as an insert rather than an attachment.

Taking his cue from the devastation caused by the recent tornados, Ina's husband, club president Fred Fleischer, talked about computer security and backing up your data.

You might be shocked to know that your hard drive has an expected life span of only two to five years. Floppy discs are obsolete now, and CD's that you use for backup have a shelf life of less than two years.

See Friday's Tribune for the complete story.