Computers: Understanding Technology

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This textbook and instruction manual describes the role of computers in our lives and in society, and covers various aspects of computer hardware (including input, processing, output, and storage), system and application software, telecommunications and networks, databases and information management, applications design and programming, security and ethics, and careers. A companion CD-ROM contains videos illustrating key points, projects and tutorials, self-tests, and a chronology of computer development. Fuller teaches at the Appalachian State University; Larson, at California State University- Stanislaus. Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR.

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Immersed in Digital Technology
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How Computers Work
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Application Software 205
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Copyright

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