"Nothing I've ever written has ever prompted a reaction like last week's e-column. In six days, over 1,150 of you added comments to the online version at nytimes.com/pogue." So writes David Pogue, in his e-column today. "The column was the #1 most e-mailed New York Times article for two days straight...The topic, of course, was essential tech tips you thought everybody knew--but nobody, including you, knows them all," he adds. According to David, we're craving a "compendium of the essential tech bits"--the basics.
We agree with David, the founder of our witty and clearly written Missing Manuals series. We need a new book that covers the basics of operating all the gadgets in our lives--our cell phones, cameras, computers, and the rest. And no one explains technology better than David Pogue. Which is why we'll be publishing this new book some time next year. Possible titles? "The Basics: The Essential Tech Tips You Should Know (But Probably Don't)" or "Pogue's Basics: The Essential Tech Tips You Should Know (But Probably Don't)."
The title is, of course, subject to change. So stay tuned. In the meantime, if you have a basic tip or trick you want to share, please post it here.