A Friendly Guide to
A popular IBM-PC clone, called the Leading Edge Model D, is set up here with monitor,
keyboard, and 20-Mbyte Hard drive.
B Y P A U L B L E C H A R C Y Z
As a contractor and small business
owner, you may feel that it's time to
take the plunge on your first computer,
but don't know where to start. This
article will help you take the first steps
toward making a sensible hardware purchase.
For starters, you'll need to familiarize
yourself with a lot of new gadgets
and a strange, new language (see glossary).
If it seems a bit overwhelming at