View Full Version : Learning 'the Internet'

05-23-2011, 06:07 PM
Hi all,
Basically put, I would like to learn about how the internet works.To put it bluntly, I know next to nothing, other than a few terms. I want to learn about all the nuts and bolts and mechanics of the web/computers in general.

I was wondering if any of you guys had any recommendations for books/resources that might be a good place for a beginner like me to start learning.


05-23-2011, 07:07 PM
Let me google that for you (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+does+the+internet+work)


the second and third results are rather good sites.

Randy B. Singer
05-23-2011, 07:38 PM
Any basic book about the Macintosh computer will heavily cover using the Internet. I believe that this is currently the best basic book about the Macintosh:

Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual $23

Amazon.com: Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual (9780596153281): David Pogue: Books (http://www.amazon.com/Mac-OS-Snow-Leopard-Missing/dp/0596153287/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254382254&sr=8-3)

There are online courses that you can take that are very reasonably priced that cover the basics of the Macintosh and show you how to use the Internet:

Mac OS X Tutorials | Computer Literacy for the Mac (http://is.gd/8OnQfi)