The User Group Report
The User Group Report
User Group Newsmakers In Their Own Words
Jim Dalrymple of MacCentral, dealmac User Group Tour, New TidBITS Support for User Groups & MacOS X Transition with Serious MUG

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This bonus-length show features three interviews with major players in the Macintosh industry who are either starting or extending their support for Macintosh User Groups, a MUG that is making the transition to MacOS X a multi-meeting topic, iLife '04 resouces, and an invitation to play MUG Web Site Roulette.

Jim Dalrymple of MacCentral and discusses his involvement with both sites, his views on user groups and why he opts to cover their events, his experiences with his daughter in building a web site, and his personal offer of a brand new web option for user groups to promote their event.

Dan de Grandpre from dealmac tells us about the history of the site and how it has expanded over the years. Dan announces a tour of Macintosh User Groups, and provides details on how to invite him to your group.
Adam Engst of TidBITS spends time with us talking about the "Take Control" series of electronics books, why they are trendsetting in their use of the PDF file format, how they could be used as the basis for MUG meeting topics, and a new offer that not only extends a discount to all MUG members, and will get copies to user groups for review or raffle.
Lyle Turner of the Serious Macintosh Users Group profiles his group, their series of MacOS X transition meetings, how they decided what topics were important to cover, and in what order, and some of the resources they are using to plan the meetings.

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Last Update: Sat, Feb 14, 2004