Computer Confluence (International Edition)

Computer Confluence (International Edition)

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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

Product details

  • Mixed media product | 325 pages
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • 5th edition
  • 0131227025
  • 9780131227026

Table of contents

Read Me. 1. Computer Currents: From Calculation to Connection. 2. Hardware Basics: Inside the Box. 3. Hardware Basics: Peripherals. 4. Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine. 5. Computer Applications: Software Tools. 6. Networking and Telecommunication. 7. From Internet to Information Infrastructure. 8. Computer Security and Risks. 9. Information Age Issues: Inventing the Future. Correlation Guide to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. The Concise Computer Consumer's Guide. Glossary.show more

About George Beekman

George Beekman is a Senior Instructor in the Department of Computer Science at Oregon State University. An innovative computer literacy course he created more than a decade ago served as the inspiration for Computer Confluence. He has since designed several classes in interactive multimedia and the social and ethical issues surrounding information technology. He coordinates multimedia components of OSU's New Media program, which focuses on the digital convergence of multimedia, telemedia, and print media. 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 more than 20 books on computers, information technology, and multimedia, as well s more than 100 articles and reviews for Macworld and other popular publications. In his spare time he runs, rides his bike, and plays music with his friends.show more