9780130898159

Computers in Your Future

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  • ISBN13:

    9780130898159

  • ISBN10:

    0130898155

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2001
  • Publisher: PRENTICE HALL
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Summary

For courses in Computer Concepts, Introduction to Computers, Computer Literacy/MIS, CIS, Computer Science, Business. This best-selling introduction to computers is noted for its lucid explanations of computing concepts, practical applications of technology theory, and emphasis on the historical and societal impacts of technological innovations. It features integrated coverage of management information systems, networking, email, and the Internet.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introducing Computers and the Internet
2(52)
Becoming Fluent with Computers and the Internet
4(26)
History of Computers and the Internet
30(24)
Exploring Computer Hardware
54(90)
Inside the System Unit
56(32)
Storing Data: Electronic Filing Cabinets
88(24)
Input and Output: Data In, Information Out
112(32)
The World of Computer Software
144(42)
System Software: Keeping the Computer Running Smoothly
146(21)
Application Software: Essentials for Knowledge Workers
167(19)
Concepts of Application Software
186(80)
Writing with Word Processing Software
188(20)
Creating Electronic Spreadsheets
208(23)
Designing Presentations
231(15)
Building Databases
246(20)
Multimedia and Virtual Reality
266(24)
Multimedia: Lights! Cameras! Action!
268(13)
Virtual Environments
281(9)
Data Communications
290(44)
Telecommunications: Exchanging Data via the Telephone System
292(20)
Networks: Superhighways for Digital Information
312(22)
The Internet and the Web: Welcome to Cyberspace
334(86)
Understanding the Internet
336(21)
The World Wide Web and Electronic Commerce
357(21)
Using Email
378(16)
Creating a Web Page
394(26)
Creating Information Systems
420(56)
Introducing Information Systems
422(17)
Systems Analysis and Design
439(14)
Programming Languages and Program Development
453(23)
Social and Ethical Issues of Computing
476(54)
Privacy and Encryption
478(16)
Computer Crime and Security
494(20)
Ethics: Doing the Right Thing
514(16)
Computers and You
530(2)
Buying and Upgrading Your Computer System
532(18)
Avoiding Risks to Your Health
550(11)
Careers and Certification
561(15)
Emerging Technologies
576
Selected Solutions S-1
Acronym Finder A-1
Glossary G-1
Illustration Credits
C-1
Index I-1

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