9780130882370

Computer Confluence : Exploring Tomorrow's Technology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130882370

  • ISBN10:

    0130882372

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/1/2001
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This book integrates technology throughout in order to familiarize anyone new to technology. It goes beyond computer concepts and explores the promises and problems of information technology, how it affects people and society, and the future.

Table of Contents

Preface xx
Part One APPROACHING COMPUTERS 1(118)
Hardware and Software Fundamentals
Computer Currents: From Calculation to Communication
2(28)
Hardware Basics: Inside the Box
30(22)
Hardware Basics: Peripherals
52(30)
Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine
82(37)
Part Two USING COMPUTERS 119(118)
Essential Applications
Working with Words: Word Processing and Digital Publishing
120(30)
Calculation, Visualization, and Simulation
150(24)
Graphics, Hypermedia, and Multimedia
174(34)
Database Applications and Implications
208(29)
Part Three EXPLORING WITH COMPUTERS 237(64)
Networks and Gateways
Networking and Telecommunication
238(24)
From Internet to Information Infrastructure
262(39)
Part Four MASTERING COMPUTERS 301(90)
Issues, Algorithms, and Intelligence
Computer Security and Risks
302(30)
Systems Design and Development
332(32)
Is Artificial Intelligence Real?
364(27)
Part Five LIVING WITH COMPUTERS 391(74)
Information Age Implications
Computers at Work
392(26)
Computers at School and Home
418(26)
Inventing the Future
444(21)
The Concise Computer Consumer's Guide 465(8)
Appendix: Correlation Guide to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct 473(6)
Glossary 479(14)
Credits 493(4)
Index 497

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