Is This Thing On?, Revised Edition

Is This Thing On?, Revised Edition

A Computer Handbook for Late Bloomers, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming

By Abby Stokes; Abigail Stokes

Workman Publishing, Paperback, 9780761168829, 448pp.

Publication Date: January 3, 2012

Description
Now updated and revised, the user-friendliest, most reassuring, jargon-free, smartest, and most comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide for seniors, who are the fastest-growing demographic among social networks. Abby Stokes is the perfect guide to the digital domain: She's taught more than 140,000 seniors how to use a computer. In an easy, authoritative, hand-holding way, she covers it all: how to choose, buy, and start using a computer. How to connect to the Internet, sign up for e-mail, and use search engines. Plus, how and why to get digital in the first place: the ins and outs of online shopping, banking, travel planning, dating, research; how to take and share digital photographs and videos; how to discover online communities, and use social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube; the world of apps, online music, and streaming movies; and, importantly, online security and netiquette. There's information on iPads, smartphones including the Blackberry, iPhone, and Android and e-readers like Nook and Kindle. A companion website www.abbyandme.com plus a Facebook page and Twitter feed provide easy and safe access to this brave new world.


About the Author
Abby Stokes has taken on the role of the Johnny Appleseed of technology, crisscrossing the country to help digital immigrants conquer their fear. She has visited more than 20 states, 120 public libraries, and 100 senior centers/computer clubs, and has hosted webinars across the country. She has taught courses at both Cooper Union and NYU s School of Lifelong Learning, and has also taught private and corporate clients. Ms. Stokes divides her time between New York City and Niantic, Connecticut.

Abigail Stokes is writer, teacher, and serial entertainer who lives in New York City.