Re: Career in computers
Those Smart Computing magazines are pretty good for beginners. They have an annual edition that teaches you how to troubleshoot, install, and upgrade PC components. I learned a lot through there and reading different computer magazines. After you read up on it, you want to do it yourself. Take a class on PCs (here, it is called "Inside the IBM-PC"). Great hands on class. After that, you should be able to build your own PC on your own. That's the route I took. Now, I'm going to a university to get my BA in computers.
*Fact: Microsoft Window's Blue Screen of Death vs Computerforums.org's White Screen of Death. Which is worse?