Computers in Your Future

Computers in Your Future

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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.
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  • Paperback | 688 pages
  • 219.5 x 276.4 x 24.1mm | 1,360.79g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • w. numerous figs. (mostly col.)
  • 0130898155
  • 9780130898159

Table of contents

1. Introducing Computers and the Internet.

Becoming Fluent with Computers and the Internet. History of Computers and the Internet.

2. Exploring Computer Hardware.

Inside the System Unit. Storing Data: Electronic Filing Cabinets. Input and Output: Data In, Information Out.

3. The World of Computer Software.

System Software: Keeping the Computer Running Smoothly. Application Software: Essentials for Knowledge Workers.

4. Concepts of Application Software.

Writing with Word Processing Software. Creating Electronic Spreadsheets. Designing Presentations. Building Databases.

5. Multimedia and Virtual Reality.

Multimedia: Lights! Camera! Action! Virtual Environments.

6. Data Communications.

Telecommunications: Exchanging Data via the Telephone System. Networks: Superhighways for Digital Information.

7. The Internet and the Web: Welcome to Cyberspace.

Understanding the Internet. The World Wide Web and Electronic Commerce. Using EMail. Creating a Web Page.

8. Creating Information Systems.

Introducing Information Systems . Systems Analysis and Design. Programming Languages and Program Development.

9. Social and Ethical Issues of Computing.

Privacy and Encryption. Computer Crime and Security. Ethics: Doing the Right Thing.

10. Computers and You.

Buying and Upgrading Your Computer System. Avoiding Risks to Your Health. Careers and Certification. Emerging Technologies.

Selected Solutions.

Acronym Finder.


Illustration Credits.

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