Have you ever wanted to know where to switch on a computer or which way the disk must be inserted into the disk drive? Do you find yourself wondering why the computer gives you the messages that it does? This is a book that goes back to before basics. Written in response to numerous requests for no-jargon information on the personal computer and how it does what it does, this book gives you exactly that. Topics covered range from the basic, but necessary, theory of bits and bytes to more topical subjects such as the Internet, networks, and buying and upgrading a computer. A glossary demystifies computerspeak and the detailed index makes it easy to find specific information.