This 8 chapter 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. This text is chapters 1-8 of the Complete Edition.
Table of Contents
1. Becoming Fluent with Computers and the Internet.
Spotlight: History of Computers and the Internet. (Website only)
2. Inside the System Unit. 3. Storing Data: Electronic Filing Cabinets. 4. Input and Output: Data In, Information Out.
Spotlight: Buying and Upgrading Your Computer System.
5. System Software: Keeping the Computer Running Smoothly. 6. Application Software: Essentials for Knowledge Workers.