Zoom Ready?

Do not expect Zoom just to work!  If you plan on taking a class or just using it, test it first.  I started using computers when there was no keyboard, just punch cards, so I have a little experience!  I have used to computer to connect to clients around the world with little problems.  This week it all caught up to me when I was using Zoom!  I joined the Board Zoom meeting using my desktop and discovered the webcam did not work.  I had moved from Windows 7 to windows 10 some years ago and the webcam only worked on Windows 7.  I then realized that there was no microphone attached, so I could only listen and watch the meeting.  Maybe that was the reason it was a quick meeting!  I tried my laptop and by the end of the meeting I got it to work.  I am now getting ready for my wife Sandy to do a Zoom Art lesson, so I have been checking which of my 3 desktops and 4 laptops is best for her.  The answer is, I will be purchasing some new hardware!  The laptops that I do have with built in webcams seem to have problems with the speakers or the microphone.

What I thought was going to be a breeze, was anything but!  Be smarter than your webmaster and check to see you can Zoom with your computer now!  Then, Zoom a friend and do some art work together!

Wayne Wagstaff