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Digital Literacy For Dummies by Faithe Wempen

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Chapter 1

It’s a Digital World

In This Chapter

arrow Reviewing the types of personal computers

arrow Discovering about powerful multi-user computer systems

arrow Finding out about different types of software

arrow Seeing how it’s all connected

arrow Finding out what’s out there online

The world has changed dramatically in the last few decades, thanks to computer technology. Every second of every day, billions of bits of electronic data are whizzing around the globe and bouncing off satellites to deliver data to businesses and individuals.

This chapter provides a look at the most popular computing devices in use today and how they fit together to make up the digital world in which we live. You’ll learn about the types of computers and software, the networks used to enable them to connect, and what you can accomplish by using them.

PCs: Discovering the Personal Computing Connection

When most people think about computers, they picture a personal computer, or PC. It’s designed for only one person to use at a time. ...

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