About The Book
Finally, a book that really explains how computers work.
This book was written to demystify computers for everyone.
No technical background is required. Everything you need to know is explained fully in the book.
Everyone can understand what computers are and what they do, they really are simple.
This book presents a step by step guide to a complete understanding of computers.
You don't have to be a geek or nerd, there is no technical mumbo-jumbo.
If you know how to turn a light on and off, you know enough to understand how computers work.
You're not stupid, you're not an idiot, you're no dummy -
you just need a teacher who isn't trying to impress you with how smart they are.
About the Author
J. Clark Scott has had a long and diverse career in the computer industry.
At age two, little Johnny’s favorite toy was a box of old extension cords. Through grade school he
disassembled every type of old machine he could find to see how they worked, and then built all
sorts of projects out of the parts.
In his teens, he self-studied all aspects of electronics and ham radio, fixed TVs, built numerous
projects including a CB radio and got a commercial radio station license.
He got a university scholarship, but became bored with it after a few years. He learned how
computers worked in one afternoon of self-study, and started working in Silicon Valley in its early
He noticed how confused some of his friends were about computers and gave them lectures to
teach them how simple the basics really are. It was at that time that the idea for this book was born.
Since then he has worked for computer companies such as Intel and IBM, been a consultant to
entertainment companies such as NBC and EMI. He also worked with banks, software companies,
start-ups and more.
He has worked on all sizes of computers from water-cooled mainframes to microcomputers. He has
built, maintained and repaired computers and all of their parts. He has programmed all sizes of
computers in dozens of languages.
He has written three nationally marketed consumer software packages, and a six-part package that
was an industry standard for over a decade.
This is his first book, but one that has been in the works for thirty years.