SeniorNet Receives $122,500 "Cy Pres" Award
In 2010, Los Angeles Attorney David C. Parisi selected SeniorNet to receive a "Cy Pres" Award of $122,500, part of a $11.5 Million settlement. See "Award Tab" for more details.
“We couldn’t be more thrilled to see our people use computers to enhance their quality of life. We also want to thank the volunteer tutors who give selflessly of their time to teach our tribe members – young and old. What the online world has to offer will be enlightening” said Fawn Sharp, chief of the Quinault Indian Nation.
Truly a great story!
It's about Joe Pontecorvo, Volunteer Instructor at SeniorNet Puget Sound. Joe is a lifetime member of SeniorNet. He started with Puget Sound in 1990 - the year that SeniorNet was incorporated. He helped with the roll out of Windows 95 along with SeniorNet Founder Mary Furlong.
Joe is one of the oldest surviving instructors across the country. He will be 88 years young on June 1st.
And that's not all . . .
Joe is the proud father of another Joe Pontecorvo, who just happens to be the world renowned cinematographer of Pontecorvo Productions. His works include the production of PBS Nature documentaries, including the Oscar-nominated "Bears of the Last Frontier". It's about the black, grizzly, and polar bears of Alaska.
And now . . . "Snow Monkeys", premiering Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at 8/7c on PBS. Click the image above for a trailer of the upcoming program.
Joe Sr., thank you for your dedication and service. Joe Jr., kudos to you, sir! I am sure lots of people will watch and enjoy.
Leslie M. Smith
Chairman of the Board
|Tips on Buying a Computer|
If you are in the market for a new desktop computer, you'll see a lot of technical jargon in computer ads. There are several essential specifications that you need to consider.
Dual-core (or duo) gives you twice the processing power of a regular processor and is worth the extra price.
1 GB of RAM should be sufficient for most uses; 2 GB or more if you use intensive graphics programs or games.
Hard drive storage:
Get a minimum of 100 GB; more if you save lots of digital photos or music. Optical drive: A CD-RW/ DVD Combo drive lets you view and save to a CD and view DVDs. A DVD+/-RW drive does that and also lets you copy DVDs.
Consider a 17" or 19" widescreen flat panel monitor for clear viewing that takes up a narrow (front-to-back) space. "All-in-one" models build the computer into the monitor casing to take even less space.
How will you use a computer?
Some people find software programs that permit them to do what they want and with which they are comfortable and then they find a computer that will run that software. If you are a novice it may not be easy for you to determine which program will best suit your needs. As with the purchase of the computer itself, you will need to rely on the advice of other computer owners or authors of computer articles.
3. Compare features of computers