Shopping for a Computer, First Web Pages

Tom Kelliher, CS297

Jan. 9, 1997

  1. USENET compared to e-mail.

  2. Flames.

  3. Shopping for a computer:
    1. Computers: PC vs. Mac.

    2. Software: requirements.

    3. Stores: ``boutiques,'' superstores, direct mail.

  4. Your first web pages.

  5. Finish Internet exercises.

  6. Reading:
    1. A helpful, yet cool, PC Guide.

    2. Interview with Marc Andreeson, creator of Netscape Navigator.

    3. Beware the Web Backlash.

    4. A Win for Free Speech on the Web.

Shopping for a Computer

Things to consider:

  1. What do I want to do with the computer? Telecommuting?

  2. What software do I need?

  3. PC or Mac?

  4. Where do I buy it?

  5. Can I return it if I don't like it or if it's a ``lemon?''

  6. What about the warranty?

  7. Service and support?

The Computer Itself

A Motherboard.

An inside look at a system unit.

Let's take a look.

How much software comes with it?


What do you have to know when considering a piece of software?

Let's take a look:

  1. Intuit.

  2. Broderbund.

  3. Microsoft.

Where to buy?

  1. ``Boutiques,'' superstores, direct mail.

  2. Computerland.

  3. CompUSA.

  4. Insight.

Your First Web Pages


Thomas P. Kelliher
Thu Jan 9 09:55:59 EST 1997
Tom Kelliher