In This Chapter
Answering some common PC questions
Understanding basic computer concepts
Knowing about hardware and software
Buying a computer
Realizing that your PC is quite dumb
Iwish that computers were evil. It would be easier to understand the computer if it were upfront about being evil and expressed its malevolent desire to get you. Minus that negative assurance, you end up operating the PC under a constant suspicion. That’s not healthy. So instead of fearing, try understanding. Maybe Mr. PC isn’t so bad after all?
Doubtless, your mind is abuzz with various questions about computers. I ask myself computer questions often, so don’t think that your curiosity is unusual. Trust me: Few people over the age of 26 are comfortable when first encountering anything high-tech.
A PC is a computer — specifically, an acronym for personal computer.
Historically, the beast was known as a ...