Computer Confluence

Computer Confluence : Exploring Tomorrow's Technology

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For introductory courses in computer concepts or computer literacy often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Integrates three information sources-an illustrated textbook, a multimedia CD, and a Companion Website-with a lively writing style to explore the promises and challenges of information technology, its effect on businesses, people, society, and the future.show more

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  • Mixed media product | 507 pages
  • 212 x 279 x 27mm | 1,215.99g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130322792
  • 9780130322791

Table of contents

I. APPROACHING COMPUTERS: HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FUNDAMENTALS. 1. Computer Currents: From Calculation to Communication. 2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box. 3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals. 4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine. II. USING COMPUTERS: ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS. 5. Working with Words: Word Processing and Digital Publishing. 6. Calculation, Visualization, and Simulation. 7. Graphics, Hypermedia, and Multimedia. 8. Database Applications and Implications. III. EXPLORING WITH COMPUTERS: NETWORKS AND GATEWAYS. 9. Networking and Telecommunication. 10. From Internet to Information Infrastructure. IV. MASTERING COMPUTERS: ISSUES, ALGORITHMS, AND INTELLIGENCE. 11. Computer Security and Risks. 12. Systems Design and Development. 13. Is Artificial Intelligence Real? V. LIVING WITH COMPUTERS: INFORMATION AGE IMPLICATIONS. 14. Computers at Work. 15. Computers at School and Home. 16. Inventing the Future. The Concise Computer Consumer's Guide. Appendix: Correlation Guide to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Glossary. Index.show more

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