Today, most people don’t need to know how computers work. It is possible to interact with mobile phones, computers, and other technology by simply pushing buttons, sweeping a finger over a screen, or even speaking to the device. For most people, this knowledge of interacting with technology is enough; and for the everyday use of computers, this is what the average person needs to know. But if you are reading this book, my guess is that you are not like most people.
You are probably more like me in the sense that I don’t want to be limited to using a computer as someone else thinks I should use it. I want to use a computer the way that fit my needs.
To make a computer do what we want, we need software.
In this chapter, ...