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Subscribers worldwide are discovering Mr. Modem's Weekly Newsletter and their lives are changing forever! Okay, maybe that's overstating it just a little bit, but the following are a few of the thousands of comments received from subscribers, sharing their thoughts about Mr. Modem and his weekly newsletter:
"Mr. Modem takes the gobbledygook out of computers. Computers are not nearly so mysterious when you and they are introduced by Richard Sherman."
-Paul Harvey, Paul Harvey News, ABC Radio Network.
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Carolyn, Lee Vining, CA
"My wife and I are very pleased with your suggestions for dealing realistically with our computing quandary. You have given sound guidance to countless folks like us. Thank you very much.
Wilbur S., Lake Zurich, IL
"Your wonderful sense of humor alone is worth the subscription price each month. I don't want to miss a single issue."
Jane C., Attalla, Alabama
"Thank you, Mr. M., for the voice of reason you deliver to us each week in your wonderful newsletter. In this crazy world where technology is so confusing and we are frequently overwhelmed having to make decisions about things we know so little about, your clear, easy-to-understand responses to my questions are greatly appreciated."
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"My favorite sections of your newsletter are all the Windows tips you share and the excellent Web site profiles. Without a doubt your newsletter is the best value anywhere on the Internet, and how you do it without any advertising is beyond me. I look forward to receiving it every Friday. Thank you for all the info you have shared with all your subscribers through the years, Mr. M."
Claire C., Renton, WA
"You amaze me, Mr. M. Not only do you always respond to my questions, but your answers are always in depth and completely understandable. Before I became a subscriber of your weekly newsletter, I would try countless sites trying to find help. What a waste of time! Never again, thanks to you. Knowing I can email you a question and that you will respond is a blessing. Thank you for being there for people like me."
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"I can think of no better way to start the day than to read your newsletter. I was laughing out loud this morning reading this week's issue. Great stuff, Mr. M."
S. J., Santa Barbara, CA
"Just wanted to say, Mr. M., that you have a delightful sense of humor. Each week I enjoy the clever, self-deprecating witticisms. Keep them coming! I look forawrd to every Friday morning to see what you have in store for your loyal subscribers.!"
N. G., Memphis, TN
"I gotta tell you, Mr Modem, I keep learning from you. Every week there is something new in each issue that I didn't know and that I can put to good use. I just wanted you to know that I sincerely appreciate your newsletter and your writing style which always keeps it interesting and entertaining."
B. H., Arlington, TX
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I bought all three volumes of your iPad Tips books. There is so much information, I can't put it down. I love learning all this stuff. Last night, my husband was trying to sleep but my laughter and exclamations such as, "Holy crap! That's awesome!" or "That's so cool!" was driving him nuts. And your sense of humor is priceless! I think there may soon be a new grounds for divorce: Abandonment due to Mr. Modem's iPad tips! Thank you. I love these tips!!!!
S.K., Crete, IL
"This is to express my appreciation for your wonderful weekly newsletters. Each issue is crammed full of so much interesting, witty and really useful information. Nobody could find all of this information and your Web sites of the week on one's own. I've been a subscriber for more than ten years and I plan to be a subscriber for the next ten. Keep up the good work, Mr. Modem!
A.D., New York, New York
"Every week, when reading the Newsletter, I am totally amazed that you continue to not only inform, advise and even educate, but that you can amuse as well! I love the "Don't Miss 'Em" feature that introduces us to some of the best Web sites ever and I would surely miss 'em if you did not share this great information. I have found these items interesting, very informative, and even amusing! Thank you so much for your outstanding newsletter, Mr. M."
T.W., Richland, WA
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"For those of us who are computer-challenged (to put it mildly) you are a true blessing, uniquely combining technical expertise with the all too rare trait of not sounding in the least condescending. As a professional engineer of considerable vintage, I know whereof I speak in this latter consideration."
"Earlier this month, after subscribing to your newsletter, I posed a question to you about a problem I was having. I followed your suggestions and now, everything is great! You saved me the $75 I was going to have to pay to have a local computer person check it out. I just wanted to let you know that I am really glad I decided to subscribe to your newsletter. This is the second time your advice and expertise has helped me within the month. Thank you, Mr. M!"
S.E., Rochester, NY
"What great answers you provide, Mr. M: Concise, clear, in intelligible English, and always helpful. You really must be commended not only for your newsletter but for your consistent help! You are indeed appreciated."
W.R., Malibu, CA
"You are The Master! I am 71 and through people like you I learn stuff every day. I know how busy you must be and I am greatly honored by your response. I look forward to your newsletter every Friday morning. Thank you so much for your good work."
B.D., Fort Worth, TX
"Your newsletters have helped me no end over the years. How, dear Mr. Modem, do you find the time to publish all these goodies and to personally answer your subscribers' inquiries? Many thanks and greetings from Switzerland!"
J.N., Cheserex, Switzerland
"You are an invaluable resource of information, Mr. M. Thanks for being there. I love your weekly newsletter, so please keep up the incredible work. I understand how much time you put into it. It really shows and I just wanted you to know how much it is appreciated. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
C.W., Sacramento, CA
"Gosh it is always so wonderful to correspond with you! You always answer so quickly and always give such great information. Thank you, Mr. Modem!"
C.H., Arlington, TX
"I know you receive zillions of emails, so forgive me for further cluttering your inbox. It's seldom that we in the service area hear "Thanks". I've been practicing law for 48 years and I can count the number of "Thanks" I have received on one hand. Having said that, I want to sincerely thank you for saving me hours of time and I don't know how much money with your assistance. I just had to acknowledge how great your help is and has been to me. I also enjoy your puns and word play. Again, thank you so much."
B.B., Northbrook, IL
"You write the BEST weekly newsletter anywhere, and I thank you for that."
M.S., Carefree, AZ
"I love the humorous touches you put in each issue. Thanks for doing such a great job!"
S.M., Exton, PA
"Without exception, you are the best teacher I've ever had, K through grad school! You've taken the mystery out of computing for me. And, you did it with a special penchant for humor! You always share your expert knowledge promptly, clearly, patiently, and graciously. I appreciate all of your efforts."
W. S., Lake Zurich, IL
"Please renew my subscription for another year. I don't know what we would do without your newsletter each week. It's the greatest online tutorial ever!"
G.G., North Richland Hills, TX
"Since I have been with you less than a year, so your Annual 'All Tips' Issue is the first one I have seen. You are amazing! I have never known of these tips. Absolutely fantastic!"
T.M., River Oaks, TX
"You are tremendously helpful and responsive, Mr. M. You've got a great thing going and provide an invaluable service to those of us who are struggling to keep up with all the changes in technology."
M.H., Beaverdam, VA
"I love the way you talk to us, who are not terribly computer savvy, without talking down to us. Your sense of humor is critical, particularly since I think dealing with computers may be a major cause of rising blood pressure and contribute to heart attacks for a certain age group. You manage to lower my pressure every time! Sincere thanks, Mr. M."
L.L, Index, WA
"I want to thank you for all your answers to questions and how you truly do not ever make us feel as if we are asking silly or dumb questions. I also want to thank you for always being so prompt with your replies. It simply amazes me because I know how busy you are! Thanks again for a wonderfully informative newsletter."
M.C., Brandon, FL
"Thank you for your very prompt response, especially on a Saturday afternoon of a three day weekend. You have given me exactly the kind of information that I needed. Most of all, thank you for your patience and your kindness. You have proven once again that not only are you the most knowledgeable computer expert in the universe, but you are also caring and sensitive."
"I remember when I first heard about Mr. Modem's newsletter and that the service was as good as having personal tech support, and that you could ask as many questions as you wanted. I didn't believe that I'd get to "talk" to Mr. Modem, I thought maybe one of his assistants, so I took a chance and subscribed, not really believing that this was for real. I figured for five dollars, I'd see for myself. My subscription turned out to be the most pleasant surprise I had in years. It's so much more than I thought it would be. You've helped me more than I could ever imagine. I think "Mr. Modem" is the Internet's best kept secret! Thank you for this wonderful service."
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"Hallelujah, Mr. Modem! Your help has been invaluable. I truly thank you for all your patience helping me resolve the problem I was having with my computer. The monthly payment for your newsletter is the best investment I've made since I married my wife."
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"If it weren't for you, Mr. Modem, I would have given up on my computer. I'm so pleased with everything you offer: Your newsletter, Knowledge Base and your personal help. I'd like to subscribe for a lifetime."
Mary P., South Carolina
"I am amazed how you find time to respond so quickly and with such detail. It really feels like one-on-one, in-person communication."
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"I just want to thank you for all the information I get from you each week. Your newsletter is wonderful. It really has helped me in so many areas."
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"You'll never know how much I appreciate you, Mr. Modem. Thank you!"
"The assistance you provide is exceptional. I tell all my friends about you, Mr. M."
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"Once again you have saved the day, Mr. M. Are you sure you don't have a big "S" on your chest? The instructions you provided did the trick and solved my computer problem. Thanks again. That's why I subscribe."
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"Everyone who has a computer should be a subscriber to your newsletter. You are the best, and your Knowledge Base is a fantastic resource."
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"This is the second time in the last few years that you have saved the day for me. My mouse stopped working and nothing I tried would resolve the problem. I checked the "Dummies" books, of which I have a few, with no luck. Then I contacted you, Mr. Modem, and you solved my problem! I don't know how you do it, but I cannot imaging computing without you."
Laura M., Massachusetts
"Thank you so much for your good-humored help, Mr. Modem. You saved me time and money by suggesting something that fixed my computer problem within minutes. Thanks again. If only all the other companies were so much fun to work with! But then, you're a person first and a company second. I can't tell you how refreshing that is. You are the best!"
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"MARVELOUS, EXCEPTIONAL, FANTASTIC COMPUTER INFORMATION FOR COMPUTER ILLITERATES OR LEARNERS in the Knowledge Base. Bless you for your time, effort, and expense to provide this for us. Consider me a subscriber for life."
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"I absolutely love your newsletter, and can't believe how much good information you provide every week."
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"I can't believe the amount of time you have spent on my one problem. Is there just one of Mr. Modem, or are you some sort of franchise? I know you're just one person, but I don't know how you do it. But however you do, I'm immensely grateful for being so helpful to a duffer like me."
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"Thank you for your marvelous explanation of the goings on in the world of the Internet. I never cease to wonder at your expertise on display each week in your newsletter. You're a great teacher and all your subscribers are indeed fortunate to have the opportunity to be able to tap into your vast store of knowledge.
Sandy M., California
"I just tried your searchable database. It's awesome, (does that word date me?) to say the least. Thank you, Mr. M."
Henry P., Michigan
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"Man, you're the best, Mr. M! I feel privileged to get the "private tutoring," as well as all the many wonderful questions you've answered for me. I don't subscribe to any magazines, so your newsletter is the one "treat" I give myself. (You should be flattered that you beat out Vanity Fair and Ladies Home Journal, not to mention PC Magazine!) I don't know how you do it with no advertising, but I sure do appreciate it. You're an invaluable resource not only because of your knowledge, but because you can convey it in plain English."
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John D., Colorado
"Thank you, Mr. M. Your answer was not only clear, it's an example of why I subscribe to your newsletter. I have seen your column many times magazines and newspapers and I now look forward to getting your newsletter at home each week."
Henry G., Washington
"Let me be the three billionth person to tell you that you are the greatest. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with people like me who can only wish I knew as much as you have forgotten about the computer and how to use it. Your newsletter is invaluable."
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"Thanks, Mr. Modem. Your newsletter is the best $4.95 I've ever spent."
Richard M., California
"Thank you so much for your good help and especially for your patience. You are the greatest! You've got to be for putting up with folks like me. I'll try to leave you alone, at least for a day or two. (Just funning). You have clarified a lot for me.....a lot I didn't understand and I do appreciate it so much."
Andrea C., Alabama
"Your newsletter is the GREATEST. I learn more from your newsletters than I can say. Thank you for sharing what you have learned."
"My abject thanks for answering my question like the quintessential gentleman that you are. What forbearance! Mr. Modem, you are indeed one of God's gentlemen."
George V., Pennsylvania
"I absolutely LOVE your newsletter and don't want to miss a single issue. Thanks for making the computer world a lot easier to understand!"
Shirley A., Washington
"Well, in my tired old body tonight I read this week's newsletter and it really gave me a lift. I just wanted you to know that I smiled most of the way through it. I can't believe some of the things people ask you and I just love your geekspeak-free replies. You really could be an entertainer, you know."
Joyce R., Texas
"I downloaded the patches that you recommended in your virus alert and it was a snap. Now everything works great and my system is so much safer than before. Thank you for being our guardian angel. How would we ever survive without you?"
Chris H., Arizona
"Once again, Mr. Modem, you have provided excellent advice. Thanks for everything you do for us as subscribers. Your service allows me to feel more secure while dealing with these computer issues."
Terry S., Kentucky
"There are still plenty of times when I'm sure that I'm too stupid to use a computer, but I know personally how patient you are with "stoopid" questions. I have had to ask for your help many times and you have always been so patient and friendly. You are one of the people who top my list of 'People I'm glad to know.'"
Bill L., New York
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Lois J., Arizona
"I am so grateful for your heavenly help and your instructions. Thank you so much for what you do for us."
Laura D., Idaho
"It is wonderful knowing that Mr. Modem, the greatest computer mind of our time, is just a question away."
Marilyn W., Montana
"Your newsletters are excellent and you are worth your weight in gold to me. I've learned more from you in the short time I've been a subscriber than I have from all the books and other help forums I've been to in the past 10 years."
Herman V, New Mexico
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Cheri C., Washington
"You are so informative and incredibly funny. Your wit and cleverness always make me laugh, and I commend you on your talent. To make learning fun is a gift -- and you have it, Mr. M. No need to reply to this --you must get millions of emails. I just wanted you to know that another one of your fans is pleased and that you brighten my day!"
Darcy G., California
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Christine H., Arizona
"I must tell you how impressed I am that I'm hearing back from you so promptly and with such good information. Thank you!"
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"I am so embarrassed. I tried the Delete button as you suggested and it does the job. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me for wasting your time. I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate all your help and advice."
Dick B., Arizona
"What a nice surprise to receive a reply from you -- just like you said you would! Thanks for your clear-headed approach to all of this computer stuff and helping me understand it all."
Michel H., Arizona
"Hurray, Hurray, for the dumb! Thanks to you, Mr. M., I finally understand it! Thanks for your super help and for being so patient with me."
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Jim S., Mississippi
"Thank you for your help, the great weekly newsletter, and the fact that you never put us computer challenged people down when we ask questions of you."
Woody T., Arizona
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Martha S., Illinois
"You are my computer god!"
Martha M., Texas
"I appreciate your invaluable input and the non condescending responses that I get from you that I never get from the "kids" at Gateway or Dell. Keep up the great job you're doing, Mr. M."
Bob B., Illinois
"You're a LIFESAVER! Bless you, Mr. Modem!"
Linda L., North Carolina
"Thank you for the quick response! You and your newsletter are so important for helping us non-techies understand and use our computers. Thank you for the thorough and "easy" explanations."
Elsa J., Michigan
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Chris H., California
"I look forward to your newsletter each week and never fail to learn something new. I appreciate all your help. Every bit of computer information helps me greatly. I am so glad to have found you on the Internet and subscribed."
Barbara K., California
"You are a very kind and patient man. Thank you for being alive, Mr. Modem. You have contributed significantly to my life."
Elizabeth D., Oregon
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Carl F., New Jersey
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Ida C., Pennsylvania
"After several years of jumping around in other forums, books and Web sites looking for help, I have to tell you that your newsletter and service is the best I've ever found for a non-techie like me. You have done a marvelous job in answering all the questions I have sent to you, in an excellent non-jargon filled, simple, down to earth language, that I, as a newbie can understand. I've learned more from you and your newsletters since I signed up than I have in the last 10 years. Next to my marriage license, it's the best investment I ever made -- and you can quote me on that!
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Marilyn J., Indiana
"Thank you Mr. Modem!.YOU ARE GRRRREAT!!!!!!"
Judy G., New Hampshire
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Julia M., Texas
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Jim A., North Carolina
"Ahhh, once again you have come through. I will take your advice as right now I am tearing my hair out -- what little I have left! Thank you very much, again."
Bill W., New Hampshire
"I just wanted to let you know that I was referred to you by (another subscriber). I have read your newspaper and magazine columns over the years and have been very impressed! Thanks for providing this wonderful service."
Elsa J., Michigan
"What would all of us nincompoops do without you? Now that I think about it, turkeys like us keep you out of the unemployment line! Thanks for being there, Mr. Modem!"
Lois M., Oregon
"I told the people I work with that I've learned a lot about my computer through reading, but most of the solutions I've offered to them have come from you, Mr. Modem. When I was an editor of our state association's publication, your columns were always the most popular and our members always wanted more. I recently subscribed to your weekly newsletter, and I have to say of anything I've subscribed to in the past, it beats everything. For $4.95 a month, every weekly issue is chock full of information. And as a subscriber, the fact that I can write to you and you'll personally answer any question I have - I don't know how you do it, but I'm very grateful that you do."
Lynne Z., Michigan
"Thank you for the kick in the pants when I needed it. You were right, it is real easy to have someone tell you how to do something or do it for you, but the real learning is trying and doing it yourself, even if you fail the first time. I got caught up in letting my nephew do everything for me with the computer so I didn't have to deal with it. I was fighting cancer at the time and didn't have the energy to deal with anything else. But then I got through the cancer and needed to be off the computer help wagon. Now, I have you and I have printed out all the newsletters and put them in a three-ring binder. I went through them and put a little smiley face on the sheets that had anything that I wanted to highlight for future reference. Keep the presses rolling and if I have a question, I know where to turn. Thank you for being there for me."
Steve M., Washington
"I tell everybody you know EVERYTHING! Because you really do!"
Sandy M., Arizona
"I just love your energy! There's just something so special about the way you think and the way you phrase stuff. And your humor? Well, don't get me started."
Kate K., North Carolina
"You're the best, Mr. Modem! But, then, you probably already know that."
Aimée S., Massachusetts
"Wow, what a fabulous newsletter! I'm so glad I subscribed. Now Fridays will be even more enjoyable than ever!"
Nancy H., Chicago
"You hit it right on the head! I did what you said and it solved the problem. Thank you for you good advice and fast responses. You must work around the clock as I have sent emails at different hours and always get a fast reply. GOOD work!"
Jim S., Mississippi
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