A teaser on the cover of Reader’s Digest offers to reveal the 13 Things Your Computer Person Won’t Tell You.

Since I’m the “computer person” for some family and friends, I guess I need to know the secrets I’m supposed to keep.

So, what’s number 1? “Turn it off, turn it back on.”

Wait a minute!  Isn’t that the first thing anyone in the IT crowd suggests?

Other items on the list also sound like pretty common advice: keep your antivirus/spyware software up to date, protect your passwords.

And there’s a few revelations that people asking for help surely must already know: Sometimes we talk about you-in code.

Then we get to recommendation number 10: …get a Mac.

Now THAT’S no secret.  It’s something I tell just about everyone. :-)