Preston Gralla is the award-winning author of 20 books, including
How Wireless Works, How To Expand and Upgrade PCs, and The
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Protecting Yourself Online. He is an executive
editor and columnist for CNet and ZDNet; is a technology columnist
for the Dallas Morning News; and has written about technology
for many magazines and newspapers, including USA Today, PC
Magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Boston Magazine, PC/Computing,
Computerworld, and FamilyPC among many others. Gralla has won
several writing and editing awards, including one from the
Computer Press Association for the best feature article in a computer
As a well-known expert on computers and the Internet, he has appeared
frequently on numerous TV and radio shows and networks,
including the CBS Early Show, CNN, National Public Radio’s All
Things Considered, MSNBC, CNBC, TechTV, and CNet Radio.
He was the founding managing editor of the well-known newspaper
PC Week and a founding editor of PC/Computing. Under his editorship,
PC/Computing was a finalist for General Excellence from the
National Magazine Awards.
Gralla lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with his wife Lydia, children
Gabriel and Mia, and a rabbit named Polichinelle. He also
writes the free Gralla’s Internet Insider email newsletter. To subscribe
to it for free, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the
words SUBSCRIBE NETINSIDER on the subject line.
It just isn't what I had hoped and needed -- which was a very BASIC understanding of technology It is a beautifully put together book -- beautifully illustrated, but it is at a... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rita S. Eagle
Many of us, like many of you, grew up before the "COMPUTER AGE", right? This educator and author HAD to find a "lesson plan" on understanding my mysterious computer world. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Ron Squire Steffey
It is not a technical manual, but it is a good, fairly deep description of the various Internet services and protocols that make up our Internet.Published 19 months ago by Neo
What an incredible book! A must read for anyone living in this cyber Century! The author writes with the KISS principle for an extremely complex subject. Kudos!Published on January 15, 2011 by Sheryl E. Woodhouse
This is really the definitive visual primer.
Not technical, but clear and concise.
Every edition has seen some refinement, and older editions actually age fairly... Read more