The official blurb says "Whether you're buying a computer, shopping for a cell phone, trapped in the electronics aisle, or simply lost on the Internet, author Christina Tynan-Wood explains it all with wit, intelligence, and a minimum of geeky acronyms."
The author's concept for the book was that men and women want different things when it comes to computers and electronics. Men, she says, are more interested in acronyms and the size of their hard drives, while women just want to get things done.
My take? This is a book for beginners ... so, if you're a website developer, computer engineer or IT specialist, then this book would be like going back to grade school when you've just graduated University. But, for beginners, it is an eye-opening, mind expanding, time-saving experience and you'll thank yourself for the purchase.
Why do I say that? Because Ms Tynan-Wood explains things in a most girly Sex and The City fashion but not in a derogatory way, but in a way that would make Carrie and the girls laugh out loud. The section on decorating your home office had me giggling but I was aware of the practical advice that was being offered. Ways to conceal the many cables and wires that come with computers, making it easier to clean, decorating your office as your sanctuary (especially from the kids) and even how to decorate your desktop to fit the space. I love it and let's be fair, do you think men would even flip one page of this book?
But it's not all interior design ... There is a lot of knowledge crammed into this book, everything from disaster recovery, explaining the different components of a computer, internet dangers and safe shopping, networking computers, getting in touch with software, all about viruses, and a chapter on sex and the geek, or internet dating. And, as I mentioned, it's all written in a humerous style and very easy to read. For newbies this is a must read.
The book is great and earns a double thumbs up from me. I will now and forever be one of the world's geek goddesses.