The event is sold out, but perhaps someone out there has an extra ticket to spare. New York Times tech columnist and Missing Manual series creator David Pogue will visit Gloucester County College in Sewell, New Jersey for a
hosted by the Main Line Macintosh Users Group on Saturday, April 3.
Pogue’s visit is a join production of several other Delaware Valley area Mac user groups, including Macintosh Users Group South New Jersey, Princeton Macintosh Users Group, Macintosh Business Users Group, and South Jersey Apple Users Group. He’ll speak from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., covering many of the tips and tricks found in his new book, “Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Panther Edition,” as well as regaling the crowd with his usual assortment of jokes and humorous anecdotes.
His talk is covered on the
Macintosh Users Group (MUG) Center
Web site, of course, where you’ll also find other news about the latest MUG happenings around the world. This week, MUG Center editor-in-chief Chuck Joiner checks in with another edition of his User Group Report. He talks to Rick Ortiz of the Maui Apple Users Society about whether or not your user group should file for non-profit status; The AppleWorks Users Group’s Warren Williams, who details how his group assists other MUGs with resources and discounts; Bonnie Mitchell, an old friend of the MUG Center; and Courtney Bolton and Steve Gabster, who explain how their Washington University Macintosh Users Group put together an upcoming iMovieFest.
As always, Joiner’s User Group Report is available in streaming QuickTime or as a downloadable MP3 file.
One of the resources offered by Williams’
The AppleWorks Users Group
is the AppleWorks News Service, a free list of AppleWorks-related special offers and other news sent out by e-mail. They recommend repurposing the content for your group’s newsletter or even reprinting the material verbatim, as long as it’s properly attributed. Visit their Web site to sign up to the list.
In other MUG news, the
Apple Seeds of Virginia
recently joined the
Mid-Atlantic Apple & Macintosh User Groups Team (MaMUGs), becoming the 50th group to do so. MaMUGs celebrated the milestone by offering Apple Seeds a Web site package with hosting at MacConnect, a membership flyer for online use or for printing, and a new members goodie basket that featured products from Aladdin Systems, MetroWerks, The Omni Group, and several other companies.
MaMUGs will be hosting a MUG dinner in Virginia soon, as well as a get-together with all its members this summer. Check out their Web site for more details.