Barth has contributed several articles referring to himself as “Cheap Charlie”
and he isn’t kidding. He enjoys getting a great deal and free is hard to
Marion has been known to spend a few dollars hear and there so the more
Joe doesn’t spend is all to the better for her.
They are both active in their church and part of the ministry is a three-day
weekend event called the Walk to Emmaus. One of the features to the walk
is to display letters of encouragement from communities throughout the
world and Marion and Joe send out the letters from San Antonio via the
Now, if you have ever had to wait for a large file (775K) to download
on a modem at 28.8 or so, you can be in for a long wait with many opportunities
for crashes to interrupt the download.
Another problem is that not everyone in the world uses Word so WordPerfect
is a big player in word processing but one cannot always read the others
Winzip takes a file and compresses it. It shrinks the 775K file to a
more manageable file of about 330K more than a 50 percent reduction in
The reader program will allow you to open the file you have received
and use it as you wish. This is a free
program from WinZip and
is very easy to use.
The other part of the system is the Winzip program that allows you to
archive the files and to send them to anyone you wish as an .exe file so
that they simply click on the file and it will open.
|Note to all:
||Be sure you have an active virus checking program
that will check zipped files and all files with an .exe extention to avoid
a problem with viri.
You can download an evaluation copy of the entire program at the
site above but please remember that you must pay for the program (only
$29) if you keep it. The reader is free
so you can’t lose.