I've got interest from someone in LaTeX, but she's not a computer person. She is smart, very smart, but not a computer person. i.e. She didn't know that typing something on the command line ran a program, she thought they were all part of the command line. Is there a really basic introduction to LaTeX and markup in general for her? Something that will start from basic concepts, and build from there, without going into 'here are a zillion editor options and different versions of LaTeX' like the wikibook does? I think the wikibook is a great resource once you understand what is going on, but I'd like an introduction to explain the basic concept, perhaps with some very minimal examples?
I've learned with this awesome manual and I think it's exactly what you want.
If you are a Mac user, for me TexShop is the best option.
For PC Texniccenter is a very good option and it has a very simple installation guide.