Computer Confluence: Tomorrow's Technology and You

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Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2006 - Computers - 654 pages
"Computer Confluence" is more than a book: it's the confluence of three media resources: an illustrated textbook, a state-of-the-art CD-ROM, and up-to-the-minute web site. "Computer Confluence" goes beyond computer concepts and explores the promise and problems of information technology, how it affects people and society, and the future. Since 1994, thousands of students have been introduced to computers through the authors' unique approach. After an illustrative introductory chapter on computer basics, the book covers such topics as: hardware and software basics, graphics, digital media, and software media, networking and telecommunication, security and risks, and the internet and world wide web; as well as business information systems, electronic commerce, and e-business. An excellent reference resource for anyone interested in computers and computer concepts.

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George Beekman is the author of more than 20 books and 100 articles and reviews on computers, information technology, and multimedia. He has taught courses in multimedia, computer literacy and computer ethics at Oregon State University for more than two decades.

Michael J. Quinn is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. He is the author of more than 70 publications, including five books on subjects ranging from computer ethics to parallel computing.

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