Computers for Beginners

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Usborne, 1997 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 48 pages
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This is a comprehensive guide to using computers. It includes up-to-date upgrades and technological developments in both software and hardware. The cartoons and screen shots should help the reader understand how to use their computer to its best advantage.

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Contents

What is a computer?
3
Bits and pieces
4
Personal computers
6
Memory disks and drives
8
Essential software
10
Applications software
12
Input hardware
14
Output hardware
16
Communicating computers
26
Compact discs
28
Virtual reality
30
Computer crime
32
Programs and languages
34
Thinking machines?
36
Computer firsts
38
Computer health
40

Printers
18
Mainframes
20
Computers on the
22
Creative computers
24
Buying a personal computer
42
Computer words
44
Index
46

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About the author (1997)

Margaret Stevens is qualified in special needs teaching and has personal experience of raising a gifted child. She lives in Buckinghamshire, UK, and acts as a mentor for distance learning pupils of her reading program for able young readers.

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