Can you believe a technology columnist who wrote a high school term paper explaining why pay TV would never succeed? Of course, back then pay TV consisted of an experiment by Zenith to broadcast one channel of pay TV in Chicago.
DYLAN LOVAN, Associated Press
The Library of Virginia's collections consist of books, newspapers, government publications, maps, photographs and manuscripts and are available on paper and microfilm. The library's helpful website at 1.usa.gov/1stbdY3 is a good place to start.
MONTICELLO — The council became the second entity to approve purchase of the joint fiber optic network that has been installed throughout the city.
Aldermen approved an amendment to the four-entity intergovernmental agreement that sets the cost to take ownership at $306,074, with the city's share being around $76,500.
ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writers
MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writers
Attendance at one or more genealogical seminars or workshops can often provide a necessary boost to one's research.
There are several such events scheduled for the weeks ahead.
— April 10: Fox Valley Genealogical Society in Naperville.
— April 12: North Suburban Genealogical Society in Northbrook.
THOMASBORO — Praireview-Ogden Junior High students learned about responsible — and irresponsible — social media use at a school seminar.
Dan Bolsen, a University of Illinois academic counseling graduate assistant, spoke to students last week about the power of Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram.
Birds nest. The rest of us should avoid NEST. Two years ago I purchased the $250 NEST "smart" home thermostat. I thrilled at controlling my heating and cooling remotely, and being able to easily set and fine-tune my system to reduce energy consumption. The NEST even automatically keeps track of your daily schedule and operates your heating and air conditioning appropriately.
A recent article in Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter (March 20) mentions that very little information is known about Russian President Vladimir Putin's family history.
Take advantage of Murfie's law. No, not the Mr. Murphy who causes mishaps, but Murfie from Madison, Wis. The Murfie folks read a recent column about transferring digital media and contacted us about their eagerness to help.
Murfie transfers your personal, commercially released audio CDs to the cloud, AKA that big computer server in the sky.