When all else fails, read the manual!

By John Przybys

Santa was very good to you this year, and you have a new computer, an iPod and a home theater system sitting under your rapidly decomposing Christmas tree. Now, you think, it would have been a truly wonderful holiday season if you could only get the dumb things to work before the arrival of Bastille Day.

Relax. Take a deep breath. Then take the advice of a few valley tech experts, who say that enjoying a new — but, perhaps, frustrating — electronic Christmas gift doesn’t have to be that difficult. All it takes is doing a few decidedly low-tech things. Namely: Spending some time reading the instruction manual, then hanging on patiently during your roller-coaster ride along the learning curve.

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