The Essential Guide to Computer Hardware

The Essential Guide to Computer Hardware

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by James Keogh, Jim Keogh
     
 

The easy, 100% non-technical introduction to computers and networks!

Don't understand computers? Or Palms, or wireless phones, or digital cameras, or all those other new technologies? You're not alone! Here's your solution: Jim Keogh's easy, math-free, up-to-the-minute introduction to computers and communications. Jim Keogh starts with the elementary

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The easy, 100% non-technical introduction to computers and networks!

Don't understand computers? Or Palms, or wireless phones, or digital cameras, or all those other new technologies? You're not alone! Here's your solution: Jim Keogh's easy, math-free, up-to-the-minute introduction to computers and communications. Jim Keogh starts with the elementary school science you need to understand how computers and networks work. From there, you'll follow a clear, easy path to understanding all of today's most important new computer and network technologies—and tomorrow's!

  • How we got here: a brief, easy history of computer hardware
  • A tour of the inside of your PC
  • Computer hardware components: processors, memory, storage, and more
  • Printers: how they work, and which one's right for you
  • Connecting to modems and the Internet
  • Input: from mice and keyboards to graphics tablets and speech recognition
  • All you need to know about audio: sound cards, speakers, headphones, and more
  • Capturing images: digital cameras, Webcams, digital video, and scanners
  • Wireless: cell phones, messaging, PDAs, and notebook PC solutions
  • The computer and Internet business: movers and shakers
  • What's on the horizon: tomorrow's technologies, tomorrow's players

Whether you need to use technology, buy technology, manage technology, or simply understand technology, The Essential Guide to Computer Hardware is your perfect quick-start briefing!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130620132
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
08/02/2001
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
7.05(w) x 9.24(h) x 1.22(d)

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The Essential Guide to Computer Hardware 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Keogh's done it again. I bought his Essential Guide to Networks and found his laid-back style ejoyable and most informatitive. His latest book isn't disappointing either. He uses the same style to simply all the technological terms and concepts that you read about every day in the paper. After reading this book I gain a good knowledge of how every computer device works include digital camers, PDAs, and the like. I highly recommend this book.