October 16, 2011


Today’s meeting of the GTPCC was held in the Community Room of Howell Furniture, 6095 Folsom in Beaumont, Texas

Guest Speakers: Cindy Giglio and Doug Hargroves of Barnes and Noble

Presentation: NookBooks

Attendance: 18 members and 8 guests.

1:30 p.m.: Dr. Sam opened meeting with Questions & Answers. Topics discussed:

Internet errors: Resetting your modem and Router

Hard drives

Converting old media to new media

Our president gave us a Windows 8 demonstration with IE 10

Visit techlabs.com for features and minimum requirements Windows 8

www.windows8beta.com to  download version (ISOdouble Layer DVD)

Also discussed: Cloning, backing up and making images Prior to install

2:30 p.m.: Dr. Sam introduced staff from Barnes & Noble for Nook Books Presentation

bn.com for short videos on Nook Color Tablet and Nook Reader

Color Nook: $249, Simple Touch reader: $149

One year manufacturer warranty, $54.95 for extended warranty

Android based

Color Nook: Create your own wallpaper

Most books under $10

3:15 p.m.: Announcements were made by our President

Next month: Shopping on line by Ira Wilsker

December: Training classes available by Lamar University

Ideas for future meeting presentations are needed.

Discussion was held on screen with projector versus monitor with the majority opting for monitor.

Note from Dr. Sam: Clean keyboards regularly including disinfecting keys and removing dust, hair, crumbs, etc.


3:30 p.m.: Our treasurer held drawing for door prizes. Winners were:

1. Katrina Rodriguez: Scratch-n-Scroll Mouse pad/ Zwipes Cloth Donated by Computer Dimentions

2. Corinne Griggs:  Connectables Photo Frame for 4 X 6 Prints donated by GTPCC  
3. Raymond Ogg:  USB Super Power Hub from GTPCC
4.Gene Koch 5 LED Clip On Utility Light with Batteries donated by GTPCC
5. Todd Rogers: Logitech HD Web Cam with Head Set/Mick Donated by GTPCC

6. Jimmie D. Harris: Credit card proctor case Donated by GTPCC
7. Dorothy Evans: Norton 360 Ver 3.0 Donated by GTPCC
8. Gwen Jones Halloween Centerpiece Donated by Marsha Dupre (GTPCC member)

3:45 p.m.: Meeting adjourned.


Submitted by,

Gwen Jones

GTPCC Secretary