It's Never Too Late to Love a Computer (Friendly First Guide Series)

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The fearless guide for seniors, It's Never Too Late to Love a Computer is a reassuring, friendly, straightforward guide that will turn computerphobes into computerphiles. Written specifically for people who did not grow up with personal computers or even use them in the office, it presents everything that older newbies need to know: selecting, buying, and setting up hardware and software; using and adjusting the monitor; getting comfortable with the mouse and keyboard; adding and operating peripherals, such as a ...
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Overview

The fearless guide for seniors, It's Never Too Late to Love a Computer is a reassuring, friendly, straightforward guide that will turn computerphobes into computerphiles. Written specifically for people who did not grow up with personal computers or even use them in the office, it presents everything that older newbies need to know: selecting, buying, and setting up hardware and software; using and adjusting the monitor; getting comfortable with the mouse and keyboard; adding and operating peripherals, such as a printer or scanner. Special sections specifically address the different needs of Mac and Windows users. And then the fun begins, as the book not only shows how to use a computer, but also covers all the reasons why to. Staying in touch with families via e-mail. Looking after stocks. Booking travel plans. Shopping on-line. Researching health issues. Joining newsgroups. Meeting like-minded friends in chat rooms. Not to mention using the computer for other tasks and entertainment, like word processing (finally getting back to that novel) or playing games.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761140672
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Series: Friendly First Guide Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.98 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.65 (d)

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Abby Stokes teaches courses in basic computing at both Cooper Union and New York University's School of Lifelong Learning, as well as computer skills to private and corporate clients. She has lectured on the topic across the country. Ms. Stokes splits her time between New York City and Niantic, Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

There Is Nothing to Fear but Technology Itself

1 Bring the World to Your Fingertips

Research, find and buy anything you can imagine, and communicate with loved ones...without leaving home

2 Hardware: The Thigh Bone's Connected to the... A simple introduction to the parts of a computer and how they relate to one another

3 Software: Feeding the computer Brain An explanation of software and how it is used

Where Will It Sleep and How Often Do I Need to Water It?

4 There is No Place Like Home vs. Taking Your Show on the Road

Desktop vs. laptop

5 Selecting Your Workspace

Tips on finding a comfortable and safe work area

6 Apples and Oranges

Macintosh vs. PC

7 Would You Buy A Car Without Test-Driving It?

What to look for when you get behind a keyboard

8 Choosing the Best Route

What software and Internet services fit you best

Let the Shopping Begin

9 Shop Till You Drop

Old vs. new, extended warranties, store vs. mail order and what questions to ask

10 Counting Fingers and Toes

Taking your new computer out of the box and connecting all the parts

11 Shaking Hands

Meet your computer and mouse

12 Getting to Know You

Experimenting with what you can do on the computer

The Newlywed Game

13 Spanning the Globe Surfing the net - Traveling around

14 Shall We Dance? Let's send an e-mail

15 Mind Your Ps & Qs

An introduction to word processing

16 Troubleshooting - I Think It Has a Fever

What to do if something doesn't seem right

Appendices

Some Recommended Web Sites

Glossary

Resource List

Test-Drive Form

IndeX

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