After buying a few beginner computer books and not fully understanding, I thought I would try this book as I know the ECDL is a well recognised qualification. It starts you off with a short history of computers and takes you at an easy pace to take in all the computer jargon etc. Then you actually start using the computer and everthing becomes clear. I would thoroughly recommend this book as it is the only one that I have found that makes sense to me as a complete beginner. After each module there are a few questions to test your progress.