I have know R.H. Jaycox (Jay), author of Internet Profit Pearls, for over a decade. A while back he asked me to read a pre-final draft (don't know how many pre-s I should really use) of book. Technically I don't have a clue of what he was talking about but,having lost money through an earlier investment,I recognized truth he was describing. In Chapters 4&11 he recommended writing articles for ezines as a way of promoting a business. I wrote one, showed it to him and he liked it. Jay suggested that I write a series from my ignorant perspective as I try to implement suggestions in "final?" draft of book.
I've titled series,"The Internet Adventures of Stupidman" and original piece, " The Birth of Stupidman".The moniker seems appropriate as it is how I feel when I try to do something on computer and it seems to reflect attitude I get from my teenagers when I try to share my "wisdom" on any subject.
Jay said I should share a little background. This is my second marriage. The Boss and I live with my 13 year old son,Greased Lightning, and his 15 year old sister,Fashion Girl.
The Boss is one of those people who buys new technology before her neighbors can spell it. (She bought a microwave oven when they were so big they needed a separate room.) She's been on internet since shortly after Al Gore invented it. She doesn't do sophisticated things on internet but due to her seniority she's The Boss.
Fashion Girl listens to music on internet, designs art and wardrobes, fills up shopping carts until wheels fall off and tries to find my credit cards.
Greased Lightning serves function of our house dog. If somebody passes gas and chooses not to accept responsibility dog is blamed. Greased Lightning is our gaseous dog. If computer crashes The Boss assumes it was something caused by Greased Lighting even if he has not used computer in several days.
I'm afraid to try things on computer as I don't want to become gaseous dog. It's safer to be Stupidman.
Jay thinks there are a lot of people in world who might have good ideas and are also afflicted with keyboard phobia. He says if I share my learning experiences (frustrations are more like it) it will make world a better place, yada yada yada. Who's kidding who, if you buy through my URL (Greased Lightning goes crazy when I call it an Earl) I make $10. Remember, this idea came from Chapters 4&11.
THE INTERNET ADVENTURES OF STUPIDMAN The Birth of Stupidman I used to be smart. Not only did I believe it but many people (including bosses) told me I was smart. In college I learned a little FORTRAN and COBOL (main frame computer languages that are probably extinct by now). In 70's and 80's I was a whiz at programming PCs in Lotus and Supercalc.