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Author Stokes, Abby, author.

Title "Is this thing on?" : a friendly guide to everything digital : for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming / Abby Stokes ; illustrations by Michael Slan and Susan Hunt Yule.

Publication Info. New York : Workman Publishing, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  COMPUTER 004.16 STOKES    Check Shelf
 Berlin-Peck Memorial Library - Non Fiction  004.16 STOKES    Check Shelf
 Bristol, Main Library - Non Fiction  004.16 STOKES    Check Shelf
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  004.16 STOKES    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department  004.16 STOKES    DUE 06-01-22
 East Hartford, Raymond Library - Adult Department  004.16 STOKES    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Pearl Street Branch Library - Adult Department  004 STO    Check Shelf
 Middletown, Russell Library - Adult Nonfiction  004.16 STO    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  004.16 STOKES    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  004.16 STOKES    Check Shelf

Edition Third edition completely revised and updated.
Description 488 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 466-467) and index.
Contents Bring the world to your fingertips -- Hardware : the thigh bone's connected to the ... -- Software : feeding the computer's or tablet's brain -- There's no place like home vs. taking your show on the road -- Creating a computer comfort zone -- Apples and oranges -- Would you buy a car without test-driving it? -- Choosing the best route -- Make your purchase -- Counting fingers and toes -- Shaking hands -- Getting to know you -- Spanning the globe -- Shall we dance? -- Mind your P's & Q's -- Practical precautions -- Advanced email -- Phone it in -- Picture this -- Join the conversation -- Put it all in order -- Detective work with your technology -- Shop till you drop -- Extra! Extra! Read all about it! -- Troubleshooting.
Summary This manual for novice computer users covers everything one needs to know to enter the computer age, including how to select and set up a computer, how to use smartphones and tablets, and how to navigate the social networking sites.
Subject Microcomputers -- Popular works.
Internet -- Popular works.
Computer science -- Popular works.
Computers and older people -- Popular works.
COMPUTERS -- Computer Literacy.
COMPUTERS -- Hardware -- Personal Computers.
COMPUTERS -- Social Aspects.
Genre/Form Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Subject Computer science. (OCoLC)fst00872451
Computers and older people. (OCoLC)fst01199788
Internet. (OCoLC)fst00977184
Microcomputers. (OCoLC)fst01019642
ISBN 9780761184942 (hardcover)
0761184945 (hardcover)
9780761183808 (paperback)
0761183809 (paperback)
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