This is the eBook version of the printed book.How Computers Work
is a fully illustrated guide to the entire world of home computing. It covers every major component found both inside and outside the PC, from the processor and video card, to mice, keyboards and printers. It covers all the ways people use their PCs, explaining everything from how windows manages data, to how spreadsheets work, to how game makers create 3D worlds to how eBay and Google work. It covers virtually everything related to home networking and the Internet, including how viruses and spyware can infiltrate your computer and how firewalls and antivirus programs prevent them. It even covers other popular electronics people often use in conjunction with their computers or that are computers in their own right, such as personal video recorders (like TiVo), the iPhone and how games consoles, such as the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, work. There is no stone left unturned. No book on the planet covers the diverse range of topics found in How Computers Work, and those that manage to come close don't do it in full color, with beatifully detailed illustrations throughout. Nor does any other author have Ron White's flair for taking complex technological concepts and breaking them down to be easily digested by audiences of all ages.