I recommend it, C.W.! But the instructions in the manual are useless
if you don't understand them.
Let's say you just bought a new
printer, but it won't print. You read the manual which matter-of-factly states:
"Be certain to install the appropriate device driver." But if you
don't know what a device driver is or what it means to install it, you can
forget about printing!
Or let's say you can't find a
document you know you saved to your computer the day before. You call up
the Help instructions which state: "Starting at the root, use the Find
command to search all subdirectories for the specified file." But if you
don't know what a root or a subdirectory is, you'll be as lost as the file!
The truth is, without knowing the terminology and having a basic
idea of how computers work, you'll struggle with even the simplest of tasks,
forever plagued by the fear that you might make things worse!
On the other hand, once you learn the basics, you'll tackle
those inevitable computer problems with confidence. And even if you can't fix
something yourself, you'll at least be able to describe the problem to the
technician who will.
cars or computers, learning basic theory
puts YOU in the driver's seat!
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