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 2012

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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 teaches courses in basic computing at both Cooper Union and New York University's School of Lifelong Learning, as well as computer skills to private and corporate clients. She has lectured on the topic across the country. Ms. Stokes splits her time between New York City and Niantic, Connecticut.

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