It seems somewhat strange that I have to give credentials — or need to explain "my motivation" — for
presenting factual information. Nevertheless, here is an overview:
I am a property owner and taxpayer.
My wife and I split our time between our lakefront home in the fabulous Adirondacks of upstate NY (a state park with over 3000 natural,
clean, freshwater lakes like this), and our
pleasant beach house on the coast of NC.
Most people would probably consider me a technology expert:
I have a graduate degree in Physics (Solid State Science), have worked in the
computer field for almost forty years, have been a Macintosh consultant for some
twenty years working with thousands of Macs, have written commercial Mac software
that is still selling today, have been a Mensa member, and more.
Did You Know?
I have nearly a hundred business clients
who use Macs. The PC sales strategy that says "Macs are great
for graphic artists" is a poorly disguised
attempt to marginalize Macs into a very small niche market. BALONEY. My
own business clients (who almost always exclusively use Macs) include
lawyers, accountants, doctors, manufacturers, retailers, public relations
firms, builders, restaurants, real estate offices, etc.
I am a person who has a strong interest in our education system.
I’ve served on a NY school board, volunteered thousands of hours of computer assistance
time to students & teachers, been a Big Brother, a Foster Parent, and more...
I have no current affiliation with Apple Computer, nor do I have any other
motive, financial or otherwise (other than already stated). In fact, I am comfortably
well-off and would prefer playing golf to solving most computer issues...
What I find extremely disturbing is how schools, businesses, and individuals
are blindly giving up control of their computers. See my elaboration called
A Bit Of History for a taste of what I mean.
Oh yes — concerning this situation, one saying comes to mind:
"If you can remain calm, you just don’t have all the facts."
- Information presented in this site has been supplied by sources that appear
to be reliable. If a documentable error is found, please email that information to me,
John Droz, jr., immediately, and any verifiable mistake will be corrected. All pages with technical information are dated to show their
- As of the revision date on each page, all the links did work. However, since
the site has some 1500 URLs, you can imagine that some of these are moved, archived,
etc. every few days. To keep things reasonably current, I run a check for their
accuracy about once a month. If you encounter a problem site, feel free to
notify me and I’ll see what I can do. [BTW,
I have found the Wayback
Machine site very useful as a collection of former web pages. Google is
good as well. Two superior sources for what is currently going on in the computer
and Mac world are MacVolPlace (the
University of Tennessee) and MacSurfer.]
- Knowing that I’m a Physicist, yur probably right if you think that skillful writing is not my forte.
If you want to offfer free editing services, be my gest...