Computers are everywhere! You can't even use a microwave without dealing one of these complex machines. They are doing what wasn't possible years ago! Why, you take it for granted that the pump at the gas station gives you the right amount of gas. Without computers, the price of a movie ticket would be very high without these amazing devices used to create special effects—ever tried coloring thousands of pieces of paper for a one minute explosion? Computer chips are being put into lawn mowers and vacuum cleaners for goodness sake! But, you're wondering, "what does this have to do with me and my clunker of a computer?" The answer my friend: everything. You must learn these things to stay up to date. Here is a course of study for several aspects of the computer world. We'll start with the bicycle routine. You hop on your bike (make sure the tires aren't flat) and ride along. You may hit bumps in the way or fall off, but you learn to avoid those things. The same thing is dealt with when using computers. You forget one thing, but you learn another very quickly. The following is a list of topics this course will cover. Start with the basics if you're new or skip around for a refresher course if you're an oldie. Have fun and remember to practice the things you learn.