Alexis's Ark

Computers for Everyone

By Alexis Leon & Mathews Leon, Leon Vikas, 2001.

Computers for Everyone is written for all who want to know about computers, learn the basics and take advantage of the latest technologies in the field of computers and information technology. It covers the essentials of computer science and information technology from computer basics to the advanced topics like Internet, e-mail, WWW, multimedia, virtual reality and so on. We have explained the functions of the computers, the various computer peripherals, the working of the computer and so on. We have included a computer buyer's guide, which we feel will be useful to people who want to purchase a computer. The chapters on ergonomics, best working practices and health are intended to make computing easy, less tiresome and healthy.

The chapters on computer software and the various software packages are written to give the readers an overview of the various software packages and help you in getting started. The sections on Internet, e-mail, multimedia, virtual reality, etc. are written to familiarize you with the latest happenings in the field of computing. The chapters on the practical applications should give you an idea of how the computers are used in our day-to-day life. There are two appendices-Careers in Computers and Suggested Readings. The fist appendix-Careers in Computers-gives insights into what is in store for a person who wishes to become a computer professional and what sort of academic preparation one should make, to become successful. The second appendix gives a list of reference books, where the reader can find more information on topics covered in this book.