Tech Talk #84 – Aug 18, 2018   Analogies   Technical stuff can be complicated, so I use analogies to help explain technical stuff in ways non-technical people can understand.   CPUs, hard drive space and RAM, browsers and home pages   CPUs   CPU stands for Central Processing Unit, your CPU is the “engine” in your device (computer, smartphone or tablet) that does work.   CPUs are also called processors, because hey, let’s make

Translating tech-talk so people can understand it

Tech Talk #34 – September 17, 2016 Computers are tools. We don’t need to know very much about our computer to check our email, play a quick game of Solitaire, or order ourselves a little something.   As part of my job fixing things that can go wrong with computers, I need to explain technical things about computers and how they work in terms I hope people can understand. Here are two of the most