Basic Technology 101s You Should Know But Won’t Find Anywhere….

windows logo key

"What does that key even do?"

If there’s one article you should save room for at the New York Times this month – damn you, paywall! – it’s David Pogue’s excellent State of the Art/Ins And Outs Of Using Technology, with a quick list of some common basics everyone should know. Like how you can skip to the beep on a cell phone message based on carrier, and what the heck that Windows logo key does. As Pogue writes,

It’s time to publish the first installment of what should be the Big Book of Basic Technology Knowledge — the prerequisite for using electronics in today’s society.

I couldn’t agree more! (Says the person who definitely slid six miles down the pop-up menu to fill out the state on an order form for years…..)