Last week a coworker read this quote aloud to me from the screen of his smartphone.
“Twenty years ago, the Internet was an escape from the real world. Today, the real world is an escape from the Internet.”
I am not sure but I might have nodded in agreement.
In 1999, the Internet was akin to a frontier. A check of headlines from that year reveals a news article titled “AOL plans high-speed access.”
Steven J. Kobza, 85, of Emmaus, formerly of Oneida, died Oct. 16, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.
His funeral was held Oct. 26 at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, Sheppton with the Rev. Dominic Pham officiating with interment in St. Joseph Cemetery, Sheppton. Military Honors were accorded him by Ft. Meade Honor Guard.
Arrangements under the direction of the Frank J. Bonin Funeral Home Inc., Hazleton.
The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program will be “Filming ‘Across the Pacific’ and ‘Radios of Pan AM’.” The presenter is Brian / KN4R. Members and other interested community members are always invited. For directions, visit https://tinyurl.com/y852acvn. For more informaton, visit www.dlarc.org, KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.
Gerry S. Johnston, 81, of Allentown, died Nov. 3, 2019, with his entire family by his side. He was the former husband of Lorraine A. Johnston, of Allentown and the longtime companion of Ann B. Sousa until her death in April 2012. He was the only child of Mary G. (Starr) and Russell S. Johnston.
He was a 1956 graduate of Allentown High School and served honorably in the United States Army Reserves.
Dale A. Utt, 83, of Macungie, died peacefully Oct. 18, 2019, surrounded by his wife and children in his home. He was the husband of Darcene “Dar” (Shuxteau) Utt for 21 years. He was the son of the late Chester and Martha (Schmeyer) Utt.
He graduated from Parkland High School and attended Muhlenberg College for a degree in business administration. He worked for IBM for nine years and then spent the remaining 30 years of his career in business administration for the Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, as well as the Methacton and Northampton school districts.
There are three keys to staying safe online: Own it, Secure it and Protect it.
Scammers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week looking for their next victims. The unfortunate reality is that millions of people fall victim to scams carried out by sophisticated national and international criminal organizations every year.
You can get a sense of how widespread this is by visiting the AARP scam-tracking map at www.aarp.org/scammap. Understanding how widespread scams are and which ones are trending in your community can help us all stay safe.
Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.
The ability of technology to connect us to family and friends is amazing. Grandparents can talk online with their grandkids, high school friends can stay in touch from across the country and you can meet new people with similar interests every day. However, the distance and remote nature of digital communications means you often don’t know exactly who you’re connecting to.
Longtime reporter and photographer Loretta Fenstermacher has decided to retire.
This is not the first time but editors at The Press previously have been able to convince her otherwise.
Fenstermacher first had her work published in the East Penn Press April 13, 2005. Her son kept the article and had it framed which continues to hang on her wall.