Grandma's First Computer
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GRANDMA'S FIRST COMPUTER
Written by Linda Hayes
Illustrated by Acesgraphics
Published by LuLu.com
New Castle, DE
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This book was inspired by, and is dedicated to,
my son Lawrence and his Grandma Sylvia.
Grandma finally bought her first computer.
She was very happy.
After it was delivered, Grandma nervously
thought, Oh dear, now that I have a computer,
how do I hook it up, and how do I use it?
Grandma asked her friends at the senior
center for help, but just like Grandma, they knew
nothing about computers.
Then one day, Grandma received a surprise
visit from her grandson, Timmy.
Grandma, whats in the big box? Timmy
It's my very first computer, Grandma
answered proudly; but I don't know how to hook it
up or how to use it.
I'll help you Grandma. Timmy said excitedly.
Soon Timmy was busy hooking up Grandma's
computer. First, he connected the monitor,
and the modem (used to connect computers through a telephone line),
to the system unit (the brains of the computer).
Then he plugged everything into the surge
protector. (A cord with many plug outlets, which protects a computerfrom being damaged by too much electricity.)
Almost done, said Timmy. All I have to do
now is connect the mouse.
MOUSE, shouted Grandma. Did you see a
mouse? Oh my, she thought. Kitty must not be
doing her job.
Not that kind of mouse Grandma, Timmy
laughed. Im talking about the device used to move
Curser, Grandma gasped. Then she scolded,
If anyone tries to use bad language around here, I
will wash their mouth out with soap!
No Grandma, Timmy quickly explained. A
cursor is a movable symbol or pointer that shows
your position on the screen.
Oh, silly me. Grandma said feeling rather
Its okay Grandma, said Timmy. Now that
your computer is all hooked up; it's time to connect
to the web.
Oh my, Grandma declared. Mice, cursors,
now spider webs! This is all so confusing!
Not spider webs, Timmy giggled. We're
going to connect to the World Wide Web, otherwise
known as the Internet.
Timmy then held his head and sighed, Oh
Grandma, you've got a lot to learn about
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