OT: Mentoring Mac NewBies

Dan Shafer revdan at danshafer.com
Sun Feb 6 01:49:15 EST 2005

I can second the recommendation of Pogue's book as the mentor of two 
people very much like the one you describe.


On Feb 5, 2005, at 5:33 PM, JOHN RUSSELL wrote:

> I think David Pogue's Mac OS X: Panther Edition, the Missing Manual 
> (O'Reilly) might be a help to you.  It's over 700 pages in length, but 
> quoting from the back cover, here's how it starts:
> "Getting started: The early chapters demystify the Dock, windows, and 
> the unfamilar Mac OS X folder structure - - an ideal introduction."
> Here is a partial list of early major topics from the table of 
> contents:
> Folders and Windows
> Organizing Your Stuff
> Dock, Desktop, and Toolbar
> etc., etc....probably much more than you want to know.
> This book is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and any online tech 
> bookstore, as well.
>> If she wanted to, on her own, "get up to speed," are their any 
>> learning resources on the web to get someone who doesn't even know 
>> what you mean when you say "The Finder" up to a new level of computer 
>> fluency... I'm not talking about making this level of newbie a 
>> programmer, just conversant in how to use the machine works, 
>> navigate, etc.
>> I'm familiar with the Mac's own "For New Computer Users" in the 
>> help... but am looking for other similar resources as well.
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