What you can learn from owning a Chromebook
In Prehistoric Times, well college anyway, engineers were given the opportunity, well dubious task, to gracefully learn a variant of Basic called Fortran, and punch cards. Punch cards. My Dad would bring thousands of these cards home to use as note pads. Pretty good cardstock already cut to a manageable size that would fit in your pocket. College and Fortran happened, and the true purpose of these tortuous cards was discovered. Then--Apple IIc. Thank you, SJ.
Ok, now we have Chromebooks. The very name should cause heart palpitations in dyed in the wool PC users. Cuz everything is different.
Nothing is the same except the Qwerty keyboard. Now, Google Docs, Drive, Photo. Yes, there are Office programs available. But you got a Google Chromebook! Don't go backwards. Once learned, Eazy Peazy. Google Drawing. Well, not everything is perfect. Use what works, even if it doesn't say Google in the name.
Good News! All you Microsoft Office complainers now have something else to complain about. Open your hearts and minds--it's different.
So what have I learned from by Chromebook:
1. Wifi. You need wifi.
2. Can't just work anywhere. Not enough internal memory.
3. Bluetooth don't bother
4. 4G hotspot on your phone is the bomb.
5. Some things will continue to remain mysterious.
a. like when will your new photos upload? seconds or days. not your pick.
b. Will Google Photos show each time Google Drive is opened. Who knows?
6. Chromebooks turn on very quickly. Very Quickly. Get busy.
All Good, Brothers and Sisters. SV