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This book was designed to bring the language and ideas of computers to those unfamiliar with this important part of today's world. It is not a "how to" book, or a study guide. It is meant to be read and enjoyed, to provide an overview of the industry, to allow everyone to understand what people are talking about when the subject of computers invades the news, fiction, diner time discussions, TV, radio talk shows, and magazines. Even those who use computers will find helpful information, presented in an easy to follow style, complete with cartoons.
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Anyone planning to buy a first computer should read this beforehand, to be able to understand what the salesman or literature is really saying. And anyone about to take a course on computers will benefit from reading this book before the course starts.From the Author:
This book was prompted when someone ask me, seriously, if she could catch a virus from her computer. She used a computer, but really only knew how to click a button and then fill in the blanks on the screen. It occurred to me that many people, particularly older people, had never been exposed to the jargon-filled world of computers. A TV movie might present a dozen computer terms that many of us take for granted, and an equal number of people find mystifying. Most of the books on computers, including the "Dummies" and "Idiot" series, are aimed at teaching a specific, often narrow, topic. And all of the books are intimidating to those unfamiliar with the area. What about those who would like to know what the movie, novel, or newscast is talking about, but do not want to take a study course? So, Bits, Bytes, Apples and Mice was written to fill that need.
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Book Description Pennant Pub, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0964685035
Book Description Pennant Pub, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110964685035