Designed to meet the computer literacy needs of readers/students.Hundreds of applications are included, from on-Iine universities to telemedicine to robotics to pique the readers/students interests. Informative boxed features, photo essays, and Memory Bits (key points) compliment the book. Chapters conclude with Summary Outline, Important Terms, Review Exercises, and a Self-test.
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Inside the Computer
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applications software area network audio backup bits button cable capabilities CD-ROM channel chips client color companies computer network computer system connection Courtesy of International create data communications data entry database designed desktop disk drives diskette display document e-mail electronic enables example Figure format graphics cursor hard disk hardware i-book icon image scanners information services input installed instructions interaction interface International Business Machines INTERNET BRIDGE keyboard linked magnetic disk magnetic tape mainframe mainframe computer memory microcomputer microprocessor modem monitor mouse MS-DOS multimedia newsgroup nodes operating system optical laser disk option output peripheral devices personal computer platform printer processor puter read/write head scan scanners screen secondary storage server computer signals speed spreadsheet stored supercomputers telecommute telephone terminals tion topology tracks transmission types Windows 95 Windows NT word processing workstations