Hello. I’m Alan Freedman, and I’ve been writing CDE for 32 years. It’s lasted that long, because I try hard to make the explanations easy to read. Download our Computer Words You Gotta Know Windows demo and see for yourself. It contains 100 of the most essential terms from CDE, and if you’re in this field already, it will help you explain things to other people.
I’ve taught computer literacy to thousands of people using a set of simple concepts, and those fundamentals are a continuous thread in CDE, whether describing a complex IT technology or a consumer electronics device.
In addition, I highlight the way terms are misused, so you can talk correctly to your IT people. And if they can’t speak to you in a language you understand, ask them to read CDE.
Here’s a promise. If you find a definition confusing, tell me what part you don’t understand, and I’ll clear it up for you. You’ll help me make CDE better, and I’ll help you figure out something.
Good luck and happy computing!