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Is this thing on? : a computer handbook for late bloomers, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming

Author: Abigail Stokes
Publisher: New York : Workman Pub., ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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"The hand-holding guide to computers is now updated to show seniors how to use and enjoy the devices sure to be given as gifts, including tablets, e-readers, smart phones, and iPods--and to help them dip into social media and other sites for sharing, including Facebook, Skype, and YouTube. 'Is This Thing On?' is the friendliest, most jargon-free guide to the joy of using a computer. And the missing manual that every  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Stokes
ISBN: 9780761168829 0761168826
OCLC Number: 759916586
Notes: Includes index.
"Updated for Facebook, the iPad, e-readers, Skype, and more"--Cover.
Description: 438 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: There is nothing to fear but technology itself. Bring the world to your fingertips --
Hardware: the thigh bone's connected to the... --
Software: feeding the computer brain --
Where will it sleep and how often do I need to water it? There's no place like home vs. taking your show on the road --
Creating a computer comfort zone --
Go for a test drive. Apples and oranges --
Would you buy a car without test-driving it? --
Choosing the best route --
Let the shopping begin. Make your purchase --
Baby's first day home. Counting fingers and toes --
Shaking hands --
Getting to know you --
The newlywed game. Spanning the globe --
Shall we dance? --
Mind your Ps & Qs --
Practical precautions --
Make new friends and keep the old. Advanced e-mail --
Picture this --
Join the conversation --
Put it all in order --
Exploration and discovery. Detective work with your computer --
Shop till you drop --
The wide, wide world of entertainment --
Extra, extra, read all about it --
Troubleshooting.
Responsibility: Abby Stokes ; illustrations by Michael Sloan and Susan Hunt Yule.

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A guide to computers that shows seniors how to use and enjoy the devices sure to be given as gifts, including tablets, e-readers, smart phones, and iPods - and to help them dip into social media and  Read more...

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