Don’t feel so bad.
What’s hype and what’s useful? I’ll single out three uses of technology that might come in handy for you this summer. In a simple phrase, it’s all about content: sharing and streaming.
The phone rings. When you answer, the caller claims to be from Microsoft. A heavily accented voice spouts off information about you — your address, a former address, your birthday (all publicly accessible information). The caller tells you your computer has viruses which have been sending error messages to Microsoft, which, they say, prompted their call.