Rekindle your romance with The Computer Guys. In honor of Valentines Day, we’ll get low-cost high-impact tech ideas for showing friends and family how much you care. We’ll explore tech products you love-to-hate (or hate-to-love). And John, Bill & Allison will answer your questions.


  • John Gilroy WAMU Computer Guy; and Director of Business Development at SolutionsDevelopers
  • Allison Druin WAMU Computer Gal; and Director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Maryland
  • Bill Harlow WAMU Computer Guy; and Hardware & Software Technician for MACs & PCs at Mid-Atlantic Consulting, Inc.

Scam of the Month

What does a Netbook really cost?
The pitch: Verizon sells a netbook for $150 – normal cost $300. However, in order to get this discount, you need the data plan. Bottom line: it can cost $1600 for a two-year plan! Analogy: The cheap laser printer where the profit is in the supplies.

Tip of the Month

Revo Uninstaller
A fast, free, effective uninstaller.

Items Mentioned on Today’s Show

iPhone Apps for Valentine’s Day
The Love Calculator

Love Poem Generator

New Developments in Phones and iPhones

Can your iPhone protect you from Alzheimer’s?

VOIP Allowed Over 3G

The iPad is here – in 60 days!

Virtual Keyboard – pros and cons

Groundhog Day Mystery: Disappearing Books?
Macmillan Books Gone from

David Carr on Why Twitter Will Endure

Worst-named Tech Products of All-Time
Tivoli’s iYiYi iPod Player

Pentax *ist SLR cameras

Google Knol


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Verizon, or any brand name that’s made-up and doesn’t mean anything.

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