McGee: Roomate was right about computers

Have you ever heard about something new and thought, “Pshaw, that won’t be around long.” I got to thinking about this while I was at a rummage sale over in Earth, Texas. There amongst the books for a dime or a quarter was a thick, yellowed volume labeled “FORTRAN.” It was a textbook about the […]

Education column: Technology prepares students for future success

Why is technology important to education? When you think about it, our students of today have never lived in a world without the Internet. Computers have always been around during their lifetimes. We’ve heard the various statistics about how the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not even exist in 2004, and that we’re […]

Former ENMU student sentenced for child porn

CNJ staff A former Eastern New Mexico University student was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for possession of child pornography, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office. Christopher Kelley, 41, was convicted of eight counts of child pornography, and will be required to serve four years of probation and register […]

First person: Dispatcher works ’round the clock

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Carolyn Aragon of Clovis said she likes working as a dispatcher because every day is different. Carolyn Aragon of Clovis has a degree in computer science but the thought of working with computers bores her. She’s chosen to work as a dispatcher for the past 15 years. After working as […]

Difficult to imagine what’s next

By Karl Terry: CNJ columnist A comment by a coworker last week about how much technology has changed just in our middle-aged lives spawned a long list of new things we never would have dreamed. At the top of that list is cell phones. All involved in the discussion remembered through first-hand experience party-line phone […]

AARP seeking volunteers to help with income taxes

CNJ staff AARP is seeking volunteers statewide to help others with their income taxes. All volunteers are trained in basic tax law and tax forms as well as how to use computers and software. Volunteers use their knowledge, along with computers and software provided to prepare tax returns for others. Volunteers are asked to serve […]

Legislature: Senator stresses frugality — with kilt

The New Mexican Legislative roundup Days remaining in session: 59 Fear of computers: We hope you weren’t looking for a live webcast from the Senate floor Monday or Tuesday. After the Senate voted 27-13 last year to begin streaming live video of floor sessions over the Internet, many people expected them to do just that. […]

Think before you click

By Dennis Chambers: 27th Special Operations Communications Squadron, Base Software License manager Every day Air Force personnel introduce potential civil and criminal penalties into their computers and make the base network vulnerable. How? They check the “I accept” box and click next to continue. Before clicking “next,” make sure the software is both legal and […]

3-16-08 Police blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About 8 a.m. Monday an officer was dispatched to a church in the 1700 block of West 21st Street for a larceny report. The pastor told the officer a television and two computers were stolen from the church. The officer documented pry […]

Tech initiative keeps students connected

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Texico students Shelby Miller, left, Colton Hollis, middle, and Margarita Garcia work on an assignment in Libby Peabody’s seventh-grade English class on laptops provided by the state’s laptop initiative program. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Libby Peabody’s class is also her tech-support department. When the seventh-grade Texico teacher has […]

Game on

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The AGP LAN party at the Clovis Civic Center Saturday was scheduled from noon Saturday to noon Sunday. The gamers who attended brought their systems including televisions, laptops, earpieces, microphones, and desktop computers. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico Clovis gamers connected their computers Saturday to a Local Area Network […]

Religion doesn’t change with technology

By Judy Brandon: Local columnist We do live in amazing times. Computer technology has given us new words such as travel drive, Wi-Fi and blogs. Think about the word blog. I read each week Beth Moore’s blog and two or three others. Funny though, five years ago, I would have thought blog was something that […]

Daylight-saving time helps some business thrive

By Karl Terry: Freedom Newspapers Some people love it, others hate it. Either way daylight-saving time arrived early this year thanks to a law signed by President Bush in 2005. Officially the change should have been made at 2 a.m. this morning — local time. “It’s good for our business,” Portales Country Club pro shop […]

How Has Technology Affected the Way We Work?

By Curtis K. Shelburne The CBS “60 Minutes” segment I watched recently focused on technology and how it affects the way we work.  In general, according to the segment, the way Americans work is, well, a lot. The United States was way up toward the top of the list of nations with regard to the […]

Prof was right: Computers not passing fad

By Grant McGee: Local Columnist “In 25 years, you will get your morning news from a computer,” proclaimed my journalism professor in 1977. “You will also need to know Chinese because that will be the predominant language of the world.” I thought he was full of it. Those were the days when computer monitors showed […]

In tribute: Student remembered for determination

By Andy Jackson: CNJ staff writer Family members said Samuel Kuni never let his size or his handicap keep him down. Born four months premature and later handicapped with impaired vision, Kuni had a huge heart, they said. Kuni, 12, died on Oct. 3 at a Lubbock hospital from complications due to a staph infection, […]

Reaction mixed on effect of state’s first tax-free holiday

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Johnny Pacheco and his wife Kristen Pacheco, both of Portales, walk through the North Plains Mall as the two shop Saturday in Clovis. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Wearing the company’s trademark black-and-white striped shirt and surrounded by name brand athletic gear, Foot Locker manager Ken Walker outlined his own […]

Proof of humanity required in tech age

By Helena Rodriguez I had to provide proof the other day that I am a human being — and to a machine of all things. I was sending out e-mails for a class project to people — you know, those real-life, in the flesh-and-blood creatures that have overtaken this planet. Anyway, I was asking these […]

Wireless networking a booming business

By Tom DiFrancesca It used to be, just a few years back, that if there was a computer in a home, it was a unique situation. Then the Internet went and got popular. All of a sudden people started flocking to stores to purchase new computers, just so they could surf the Web. Eventually, it […]

Search engines: Finding the needle in the haystack

By Tom DiFrancesca The realm of “Geekdom” is growing and thriving beyond all expectations — what a rush. For every person who has ever been made fun of because of their interest in computers, networking, and the Internet, we all cry out in unison: “take that you mere mortals.” It was only a few years […]