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George Beekman is an Honorary Instructor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. For more than two decades he designed and taught courses in computer literacy, interactive multimedia, computer ethics, and computer programming at OSU. An innovative computer literacy course he created more than two decades ago served as the inspiration for Tomorrow’s Technology and You. George Beekman has taught workshops in computer literacy and multimedia for students, educators, and economically disadvantaged families from the Atlantic to Alaska. He has written many books on computers, information technology, and multimedia, as well as more than 100 articles and reviews for Macworld and other popular publications. In his spare time he hikes and runs along forest trails, takes photos and videos, and plays acoustic and electronic music with friends and family.
Michael J. Quinn is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. In the past two decades he has taught a wide variety courses, including computer literacy, computer programming, computer ethics, analysis of algorithms, and parallel computing. He has written seven books and more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in these areas. For recreation, he enjoys playing golf with his friends.
Table of Contents
|About this Book|
|Our Digital Planet|
|Hardware Basics: Inside the Box|
|Hardware Basics: Peripherals|
|Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine|
|Graphics, Digital Media, and Multimedia|
|Database Applications and Privacy Implications|
|Networking and Digital Communication|
|The Evolving Internet|
|Computer Security and Risks|
|Computers at Work, School, and Home|
|Information Systems in Business|
|Electronic Commerce and E-business|
|Systems Design and Development|
|Is Artificial Intelligence Real?|
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