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Speaking Computer: Learning the foreign language of technology Paperback – April 26, 2012
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About the Author
Scott Shui is your friendly neighborhood technologist. He was the one friends and coworkers would ask about their computer instead of calling technical support. Although Scott secretly does not like computers, he hates it even more when they are slow, broken, or confusing.
Top customer reviews
Mr. Shui shares his own perspective of wit and humor as he navigates his reader through the world of computer. I really enjoyed his real life metaphors to what may seem like boring computer terms to the layman like myself. And that is why I enjoyed this read, because his down to earth approach is to try to relate the computer world to real life. Sometimes I forgot we were talking about computers because he may be diving into fun metaphors, and clever life comparisons. And that's what I liked about this book. It was definitely different from what I expected in a computer book.
I finished the book enjoying that journey of Shui's insight, and I've actually given my own copy to my cousin who is a computer novice as well and needs a different and fun approach to retaining any type of computer talk.
Typically, computer books are as dry as the Sahara desert. The author's use of anecdotes and many cultural references create an enjoyable while educational read.
I recommend this book for anyone hoping to better understand their computer and how to use it better.
Save your money. You will not learn anything from this book.
I can honestly say that this book will be a strong reference for the novice and the experienced. enjoy it!