Is This Thing On? A Late Bloomer's Computer Handbook

Is This Thing On? A Late Bloomer's Computer Handbook


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Is This Thing On? A Late Bloomer's Computer Handbook by Abby Stokes, Michael Sloan, Susan Hunt Yule

Plug in, boot up, and get online!

•    Email and receive pictures of the kids and grandkids
•    Enjoy the convenience and bargains of online shopping
•    Search for recipes, health and travel information
•    Look up old friends and make new friends
•    Read the latest news, sports, weather reports, stock quotes, and          commentary
•    You can even start a blog

It’s your turn now, and you won’t believe how much you can do and how easy it is to do it. Written for the reader who didn’t grow up with a personal computer or use one in the office, this book is everything you need to get wired.

You’ll learn how to shop for a computer that’s just right for you, and how to set it up for maximum comfort and safety. How to sign up for email and Internet access. How to use the mouse, a printer, a scanner, and how to get started with essential skills like word processing and using search engines. Plus: the A to Z’s of digital photos, a guide to online shopping, over 200 recommended websites, and much more. Before you know it, you’ll be clicking away to a whole new world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761146193
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date: 08/22/2008
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Abby Stokes has taken on the role of the Johnny Appleseed of technology, crisscrossing the country to help “digital immigrants” conquer their fear. She has visited more than 20 states, 120 public libraries, and 100 senior centers/computer clubs, and has hosted webinars across the country. She has taught courses at both Cooper Union and NYU’s School of Lifelong Learning, and has also taught private and corporate clients. Ms. Stokes divides her time between New York City and Niantic, Connecticut.

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