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by Michael J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Sooner or later we are all faced with the question of whether to replace an existing computer or the need to purchase a new machine. Unless you want to have one put together to your own specification, computers are now off the shelf products. Just like any other appliance, find one that has the features you want, take it home, put it together . . . Yes, put it together. Believe it or not, it is relatively easy to connect the components (main box, monitor, printer, mouse, keyboard, speakers) that make up a computer together. Most of the plugs are unique; they only fit in one place. Those plugs that are not unique are color-coded; just match the colors. The software is pre-loaded. Have faith: plug it together, turn it on, and it will work.