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The Resource "Is this thing on?" : a friendly guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming, Abby Stokes ; illustrations by Michael Sloan and Susan Hunt Yale

"Is this thing on?" : a friendly guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming, Abby Stokes ; illustrations by Michael Sloan and Susan Hunt Yale

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"Is this thing on?" : a friendly guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming
Title
"Is this thing on?"
Title remainder
a friendly guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming
Statement of responsibility
Abby Stokes ; illustrations by Michael Sloan and Susan Hunt Yale
Title variation
  • Guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming
  • Guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking and screaming
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Language
eng
Summary
Like a personal trainer for the digital age, Abby Stokes is the hand-holding, motivating expert that newbies—specifically older newbies—turn to when they want to become digitally literate. And her book, Is This Thing On? , is as smart, comprehensive, reassuring, and jargon-free as she is: the epitome of user-friendly. And it is now completely revised and updated to keep pace with the fast-changing digital landscape, covering tablets, apps, video streaming, social media, and much more. With the skill and assurance of a teacher who for over 20 years has personally taught computer skills to thousands of seniors and technophobes, Stokes covers it all: How to choose, buy, and start using the computer or tablet that’s just right for you, plus how to set everything up for maximum comfort and safety. How to connect to the Internet, sign up for email, understand and use search engines, and get started with essential skills like word processing and text messaging. How to choose, buy, and start using a smartphone. How to take and share digital photographs and videos. How to discover online communities and participate in social media like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, YouTube, and blogs. How to explore the world of apps, online music, streaming movies, and ebooks. And, importantly, online security— including what to do when things go wrong. Appendices include both Apple and PC keyboard shortcuts and 200 recommended websites and 100 apps; there are FAQs at the end of each chapter and tips and tricks throughout. An all-new companion website—AskAbbyStokes.com—will include video tutorials explaining the latest technologies
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VALIL
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Stokes, Abby
Dewey number
004.16
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QA76.5
LC item number
.S78238 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Sloan, Michael
  • Yale, Susan Hunt
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  • Microcomputers
  • Computers and older people
  • Internet
  • Computer science
  • COMPUTERS / Hardware / Personal Computers / General
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"Is this thing on?" : a friendly guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming, Abby Stokes ; illustrations by Michael Sloan and Susan Hunt Yale
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online resource
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
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ocn905227591
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unknown
Edition
Third edition, completely revised and updated.
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780761184157
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unknown
Media category
computer
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rdamedia.
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c
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illustrations.
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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70C10760-2854-421A-8C66-38320354F19A
Label
"Is this thing on?" : a friendly guide to everything digital for newbies, technophobes, and the kicking & screaming, Abby Stokes ; illustrations by Michael Sloan and Susan Hunt Yale
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
ocn905227591
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Third edition, completely revised and updated.
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780761184157
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
70C10760-2854-421A-8C66-38320354F19A

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