stands for Internet, so it is fitting that The Little iMac Book
divides its time between explaining the specifics of the Mac and the ways of the World Wide Web. The author explains larger concepts (such as the difference between analogue and digital) as well as practical Mac-user advice. (For example, get a surge protector to prevent your iMac from a lightning- storm zap.)
Robin Williams is an expert on and proponent of the Mac, and her enthusiasm bubbles over into her explanations. She encourages her readers to play with the applications, to make drawings on the screen, and not to be afraid "to make something dorky." Her tone is a good match to the philosophy espoused by Apple through the years: that the computer is a tool that should be accessible to all.
The book extends beyond just Internet exploration to show users how to set up a database and maximise the preinstalled applications, such as ClarisWorks and the Williams-Sonoma Cooking Guide. She does provide ample coverage for first experiences on the Web, from setting up an account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to sending e-mail and using search engines. A strong beginner's primer, The Little iMac Book is as welcoming as the machine it's based on. --Jennifer Buckendorff, Amazon.com
From the Back Cover
Apple's nifty new iMac is the hottest thing to hit computer stores in years. Who better to show new owners how to put this much-touted turquoise machine to work than Robin Williams, the award-winning author of over a dozen Mac books, including The Little Mac Book? With her friendly tone and easy-to-understand explanations, Robin's created an indispensable guide to using the iMac.
Beginners learn all the iMac basics, from starting up and shutting down to using the mouse to working with the desktop. Once they master these tasks, Robin introduces readers to the various applications that come with the iMac, including AppleWorks, Quicken 98, and more. And then she moves on to the Internet - the reason many new users bought their iMacs to begin with. Robin explains how to use the iMac to get on the Internet and the Web, and how to get around once you are there.
So grab yourself a copy of this book, sit down at your iMac, and let Robin Williams show you how to get up and running and productive on your iMac and have a good time doing it.