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Computer Confluence Complete : Tomorrow's Technology and You,9780131525313
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Computer Confluence Complete : Tomorrow's Technology and You

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Edition:
8th
ISBN13:

9780131525313

ISBN10:
013152531X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2008
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall

Summary

Computer Confluenceis more than a book: it's the confluence of three media resources: an illustrated textbook, a state-of-the-art CD-ROM, and up-to-the-minute web site.Computer Confluencegoes beyond computer concepts and explores the promise and problems of information technology, how it affects people and society, and the future. Since 1994, thousands of students have been introduced to computers through the authorsrs" unique approach.After an illustrative introductory chapter on computer basics, the book covers such topics as: hardware and software basics, graphics, digital media, and software media, networking and telecommunication, security and risks, and the internet and world wide web; as well as business information systems, electronic commerce, and e-business.An excellent reference resource for anyone interested in computers and computer concepts.

Author Biography

Michael J. Quinn is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University.

Table of Contents

Basics
Approaching Computers
Computer Currents and Internet Waves: The Long View
Hardware Basics: Inside the Box
Hardware Basics: Peripherals
Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine
Using Software
Basic Productivity Applications
Graphics, Digital Media, and Multimedia
Database Applications and Implications
Exploring with Computers: Networking and the Internet
Networking and Telecommunication
Inside the Internet and the World Wide Web
Living with Computers: Issues and Implications
Computer Security and Risks
Computers at Work, School, and Home
Managing Computers: Information Systems at Work
Information Systems in Business
Electronic Commerce and E-Business
Mastering Computers
Is Artificial Intelligence Real?
Appendix: Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
Glossary
Credits
Index
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