Computer Learning Center at Ewing

999 Lower Ferry Road, Ewing NJ 08628

(609) 883-1776 ext 6205

Each month, we hold a workshop that consists of a "Question and Answer" session on any computer issues followed by a talk on a current computer topic. The presentations will be on the first Tuesday of the month, beginning at 2:00 p.m., in the meeting room at the Ewing Community Center, 999 Lower Ferry Road.  The program, which is free and open to the public, will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by an open question and answer session during which audience members will be invited to present their computer questions. No prior registration is required.


Tips and Tricks



How to Buy a Personal Computer -
The Gamut from Smartphone to Desktop

Tuesday, 2nd May at 2:00 pm.


In today’s world of seemingly ever-changing technology and myriad computer choices, the average user has to ask, “Which computer should I buy? Desktop laptop, tablet, or should I just use my phone?” On Tuesday, May 2, Computer Learning Center instructor and course creator Victor Laurie will address that question when he presents “How to Buy a Personal Computer,” the latest in the CLC’s “Computer Tips and Tricks” series. The program, which is presented free of charge as a public service, will be held in the Ewing Senior and Community Center at 999 Lower Ferry Road beginning at 2 p.m. It will be preceded at 1:30 p.m. by “Q’s and A’s with the CLC Faculty” during which the audience can address specific computer questions to the faculty. No prior registration is required.

“Buying a personal computer today involves making choices among a large variety of platform types and sizes, different operating systems, varying services, and a wide range of costs,” Laurie notes. “I hope to present information which will help guide buyers in the audience through the various decisions facing them and to discuss the pros and cons of all the different options available from full-size desktops and laptops, to tablets and smartphones.”

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A long-time volunteer and course advisor to the CLC, Laurie earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University before joining the Chemistry Faculty at Stanford University and subsequently at Princeton University. His interest in computers, which he began using as a research tool in 1956, continued for a variety of purposes throughout his career. Now retired, he lectures frequently on computer topics and is particularly interested in encouraging older adults to develop their computer skills. In addition to his work with the CLC, Laurie maintains several websites with helpful articles and tutorials about Windows and computers, including “Windows for and Beginners” and “How to Use Windows Better.” They can be accessed at and, respectfully

The all-volunteer non-profit Computer Learning Center at Ewing, which sponsors the Computer Tips and Tricks programs as a public service, also offers a variety of PC and iPad computer skills courses for adults in central New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. For further information about this program, courses or directions, call 609-882-5086 or visit the CLC website at

Some Previous Tips and Tricks Presentations


Some Tips and Tricks Presentations in Video