Computer Confluence: Exploring Tomorrow's Technology

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Prentice Hall, 2001 - Computers - 507 pages
This book integrates technology throughout in order to familiarize anyone new to technology. It goes beyond computer concepts and explores the promises and problems of information technology, how it affects people and society, and the future.

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Contents

Charles Babbage Lady Lovelace and the Computer That
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A Brief Taxonomy
9
Social and Ethical Issues
22
Copyright

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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.

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