"Is This Thing On?"

A Friendly Guide to Everything Digital for Newbies, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming

Author: Abby Stokes

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761184155

Category: Computers

Page: 250

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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.

Easy Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition

Author: Michael R. Miller

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780132713658

Category: Computers

Page: 264

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See it done. Do it yourself. It’s that Easy! Easy Computer Basics, Windows 7 Edition teaches you the fundamentals to help you get the most from your computer hardware and software. Fully illustrated steps with simple instructions guide you through each task, building the skills you need to perform the most common computer tasks. No need to feel intimidated; we’ll hold your hand every step of the way. In full color Learn how to… • Set up and configure your new computer system • Upgrade your computer with new hardware and software • Use Microsoft Windows 7–and personalize it just for you • Connect to the Internet for web surfing, email, Facebook, and YouTube • Manage and edit digital photos • Play, copy, and burn your own music CDs–and download music from the Internet to play on your iPod • Protect your family and your computer from viruses, spam, and spyware • Set up a wireless home network and share your Internet connection with multiple computers Category: General Computing Covers: Hardware, Microsoft ® Windows 7 User Level: Beginner Easy steps guide you through each task. Items you select or click are shown in bold. Each step is fully illustrated.

The Digital Dialectic

New Essays on New Media

Author: Peter Lunenfeld

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262621373

Category: Social Science

Page: 298

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Publisher description: "This text takes an interdisciplinary approach to visual and intellectual cultures as the computer recodes technologies, media and art forms. It includes contributions by scholars, artists and entrepreneurs who combine theoretical investigations with hands-on analysis of the possibilities (and limitations) of new technology. The key concept is the digital dialectic: a method to ground the insights of theory in the constraints of practice.".

The Imperial Presidency

Author: Arthur Meier Schlesinger

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618420018

Category: History

Page: 589

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The presidential historian charts the progression of American power from George Washington to George W. Bush, revealing the exercise of power through the office as it has developed into an "imperial" seat of authority, in an updated edition of the classic history. Reprint.

Computers For Seniors For Dummies

Author: Nancy C. Muir

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111942030X

Category: Computers

Page: 408

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The bestselling guide—now in a new edition A computer provides a great resource for learning new things and keeping in touch with family and friends, but it may seem intimidating at first. The bestselling Computers For Seniors For Dummies is here to help the 50+ set conquer and overcome any uncertainty with clear-cut, easy-to-understand guidance on how to confidently navigate your computer and the Windows 10 operating system. Featuring large text and images, it's never been easier for seniors to smoothly click their way around a new PC. Even if you don't know a mouse from a megabyte, this book walks you through all the steps to choosing, setting up, and successfully using your new computer. Begin with learning how to turn the computer on and use the keyboard, and from there you'll progress to effortlessly finding your way around the new Windows 10 operating system. Explore all you can do with a computer: Research topics of interest Keep in touch with loved ones Shop securely online Find recipes and diet tips If you've just purchased your first computer and need a plain-English introduction to getting started, Computers For Seniors For Dummies has you covered.

The Most Human Human

What Artificial Intelligence Teaches Us about Being Alive

Author: Brian Christian

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0307476707

Category: Computers

Page: 303

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Explores how computers are reshaping ideas about what it means to be human profiling the annual Turing Test to assess a computer's capacity for thought while analyzing related philosophical, biological, and moral issues.

Future Shock

Author: Alvin Toffler

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553277375

Category: Social Science

Page: 561

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Predicts the pace of environmental change during the next thirty years and the ways in which the individual must face and learn to cope with personal and social change

It's Never Too Late to Love a Computer

A Friendly First Guide

Author: Abby Stokes

Publisher: Workman Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780761140672

Category: Computers

Page: 240

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From shopping online to using email to researching health issues, this encouraging guide shows senior citizens everything they need to know about using a computer. Illustrations throughout. Two-color.

Strange Concepts and the Stories They Make Possible

Cognition, Culture, Narrative

Author: Lisa Zunshine

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421406705

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Discussing motifs of confused identity and of twins in drama, science fiction’s use of robots, cyborgs, and androids, and nonsense poetry and surrealist art, she reveals the range and power of key concepts from science in literary interpretation and provides insight into how cognitive-evolutionary research on essentialism can be used to study fiction as well as everyday strange concepts.

The Economics of Fantasy

Rape in Twentieth-century Literature

Author: Sharon Stockton

Publisher: Ohio State University Press

ISBN: 081421018X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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The Road to Character

Author: David Brooks

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679645039

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST • “I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “résumé virtues”—achieving wealth, fame, and status—and our “eulogy virtues,” those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. “Joy,” David Brooks writes, “is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes.” Praise for The Road to Character “A hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story.”—The New York Times Book Review “David Brooks—the New York Times columnist and PBS commentator whose measured calm gives punditry a good name—offers the building blocks of a meaningful life.”—Washingtonian “This profound and eloquent book is written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance.”—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon “The voice of the book is calm, fair and humane. The highlight of the material is the quality of the author’s moral and spiritual judgments.”—The Washington Post “A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin.”—The Guardian (U.K.) “This learned and engaging book brims with pleasures.”—Newsday “Original and eye-opening . . . At his best, Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell, culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts.”—USA Today “There is something affecting in the diligence with which Brooks seeks a cure for his self-diagnosed shallowness by plumbing the depths of others.”—Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker From the Hardcover edition.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0789742535

Category: Computers

Page: 426

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Guides beginning users through basic PC operations in Microsoft Windows, demonstrating how to print letters, manage finances, shop online, send and receive e-mail, and customize the desktop.

Dinner Party Disasters

True Stories of Culinary Catastrophe

Author: Annaliese Soros,Abigail Stokes

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 9780810993365

Category: Cooking

Page: 96

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A hilarious collection of true tales of culinary catastrophe, "Dinner Party Disasters" guides readers through the faux pas that other hostesses have endured and offers real-life solutions so that guests remember their experience in a RgoodS way.

Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings, 2016 MLA Update

Author: Jean Wyrick

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337280941

Category: Education

Page: 768

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With the most coverage of the writing process and the most professional readings, STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS has helped thousands of students learn to write effective academic essays. Jean Wyrick’s text is known for its student-friendly, approachable tone and the way it presents rhetorical strategies for composing essays in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. With thoughtful instruction, almost 70 student and professional readings, and a wealth of short and long assignments, the text gives students the models and practice they need to write well-constructed essays with confidence. This 10th edition features useful new visual learning aids; many new student samples, professional readings, and advertisements; new essay assignments that promote using sources and multiple rhetorical strategies; a new organization for expository writing assignments and research; and updated discussions of drafting and reading multimodal texts. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Real Anita Hill

Author: David Brock

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0029046564

Category: History

Page: 472

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More than a year and a half after the dramatic confrontation between Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill, opinions remain sharply divided on which one was telling the truth, and on the episode's significance and meaning for American society. Opinion polls conducted on the first anniversary of the hearings showed that public sentiment in Thomas' favor had weakened, while Anita Hill has become a national celebrity, a heroine credited with putting sexual harassment on the national agenda and thus a symbol of the feminist and civil rights movements who is said to have inspired a political "year of the woman."

Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 8 Edition

Author: Michael Miller

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0133107388

Category: Computers

Page: 480

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This year, millions of casual computer users will buy new Windows 8 mobile devices, notebooks, and desktop PCs. They'll want to know how to find their way around, get comfortable, and get the job done - without jargon, complexity, or hassle. There's a book for them: Michael Miller's Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics, Windows 8 Edition. It's the one book that covers everything today's beginners and near-beginners need to know: not just about Windows, but also about software, hardware, and the Internet. Through 100+ books, author Michael Miller has established an unparalleled track record in explaining complicated concepts simply and clearly, and empowering beginners. Now, he's thoroughly updated his best-selling Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics to cover today's user experience - with Windows 8, Internet Explorer 8, and today's hottest online tools, from craigslist and Facebook to Twitter, Wikipedia, and Google Docs. The latest edition of Absolute Beginner's Guide to Computer Basics is updated with coverage of Windows 8, which introduces the totally new Metro user interface. Given Metro's genesis as a mobile interface, and Microsoft's push towards a new breed of touchscreen computing devices, this new edition will include more hardware coverage than previous editions. In addition, this book will cover Windows 8's new Metro interface in depth, as well as feature increased coverage of social networking and cloud computing applications.

The New German Cinema

Music, History, and the Matter of Style

Author: Caryl Flinn

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520228955

Category: History

Page: 323

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"An original, intelligent, and insightful book. Over the past twenty years, the New German Cinema has been the topic of some of our most sophisticated studies of memory, history, and political identity. Flinn extends, deepens, and expands on this work to offer necessary insights about music, cinema, and national identity in postwar Germany. With wit, rigor, and an engaging prose style, Flinn exposes the New German Cinema in its ability to dramatize a commitment to historical memory that is not sentimental, romanticized, or fueled by nationalist fervor. This is a remarkably innovative, transformative, and important work."—Patrice Petro, author of Aftershocks of the New: Feminism & Film History "Using the musical soundtrack as her 'Auftakt,' Caryl Flinn revisits melodrama and melancholia, camp and kitsch, and memory and shock in the works of such filmmakers as Fassbinder, Kluge, Ottinger, Treut, and Schroeter. The resulting intellectual counterpoint is dazzling. In the wake of this articulate analysis, the New German Cinema will never be the same again. In these 'leaden times' of ours, Flinn reminds us of the hope that an alternative aesthetics has to offer."—Alice Kuzniar, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, author of The Queer German Cinema

Analyzing Popular Music

Author: Allan F. Moore

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139435345

Category: Music

Page: N.A

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How do we know music? We perform it, we compose it, we sing it in the shower, we cook, sleep and dance to it. Eventually we think and write about it. This book represents the culmination of such shared processes. Each of these essays, written by leading writers on popular music, is analytical in some sense, but none of them treats analysis as an end in itself. The books presents a wide range of genres (rock, dance, TV soundtracks, country, pop, soul, easy listening, Turkish Arabesk) and deals with issues as broad as methodology, modernism, postmodernism, Marxism and communication. It aims to encourage listeners to think more seriously about the 'social' consequences of the music they spend time with and is the first collection of such essays to incorporate contextualisation in this way.

Computer Basics Absolute Beginner's Guide, Windows 10 Edition (includes Content Update Program)

Author: Michael R. Miller

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN: 0134077482

Category: Computers

Page: 432

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Make the most of your new Windows® 10 notebook or desktop computer–without becoming a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to get comfortable, get productive, get online, get started with social networking, make more connections, and have more fun! Even if you’ve never used a Windows computer before, this book shows you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Computer basics have never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple using computers could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to using your computer or tablet with the new Windows 10 operating system…simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: Set up your new computer and use the Windows 10 Start menu and desktop Connect to the Internet and browse the Web with Microsoft Edge Get started with social networking on Facebook®, Twitter™, Pinterest™, and LinkedIn® Use Windows 10’s built-in apps–and find great new apps in the Windows Store Connect printers and external storage, and set up automatic file backup Create a home network in just minutes Go online to shop and sell–and smart search with Microsoft Cortana® Get your office work done fast Organize, view, and share photos Play music using Spotify®, Pandora®, iTunes®, and more Watch TV shows and movies online with Netflix® and Hulu™ Protect yourself against viruses, spyware, and spam Keep your system running reliably at top speed This book is part of Que’s Content Update Program. As Microsoft® updates features of Windows, sections of this book will be updated or new sections will be added to match the updates to the software. See inside for details

Become a Tech-Active Senior

Defeat Your Fear, Get Connected, Expand Your World

Author: Marie Clapsaddle

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781533019004


Page: 138

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This short, easy-to-understand book helps seniors work through mental and emotional barriers to embracing a tech-rich life, and presents basic information about useful tech devices that match their needs and interests. ----------- Are you hesitant to use a smartphone, computer, tablet, or ebook reader even though you see other seniors enjoying them? Do you feel confused about tech devices and unsure of how they might benefit you? Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about purchasing a device and learning how to use it? Is this what you've been telling yourself? "I'm too old." "I can't do it." "It's too difficult." "I don't like it. I don't want it. It's just not for me." "I'm a klutz--I'd break it." "I'm embarrassed to ask younger people for help." "I can't type." "I'm afraid." "I can't afford it." "I feel overwhelmed. I don't know where to start." As a senior and a technology enthusiast with a background in education, I've found a way to help other seniors defeat the self-talk barriers, discover new ways of connecting with people and information, and experience for themselves how technology can enrich their lives. Become a Tech-Active Senior is a short, easy-to-understand book that will: * Show you how to defeat the mental and emotional barriers caused by negative self-talk * Give you basic information about smartphones, computers, tablets, and e-readers while discussing their benefits * Offer resources you need in order to purchase a tech device and learn how to use it. Follow the advice in this book and you'll soon move from tech-timid, to tech-curious, to tech-smart. What's stopping you from experiencing a rewarding, tech-active life?