Computers in Your Future 2003

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Prentice Hall, Jan 1, 2002 - Computers - 750 pages
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This 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. Topics which are covered include Becoming Fluent with Computers and the Internet, Inside the System Unit, Storing Data: Electronic Filing Cabinets, Input and Output: Data in, Information Out, System Software: Keeping the Computer Running Smoothly, Privacy and Encryption, Computer Crime and Security, and Databases and Information Systems. For those in the computer technology field.

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Contents

I
1-1
Using
1-3
Chapter
1-10
Chapter 14
1-14
Inside
1-16
Application
1-19
Chapter 8
1-22
Describing Hardware Performance 2 2
2-2
Welcome to the
8-1
Finding Information on the
8-11
Electronic Commerce
8-17
9
9-8
What Is a Computer Network? 10 2
10-2
Encryption
11-1
Crime
11-2
3
11-8

Essentials
2-6
Buying
3-11
Hard Disks 3 12
3-12
Upgrading
3-28
Knowledge
3-49
Workers
3-59
Spotlight
3-67
Smoothly
3-77
Creating
5-10
Reality
5-12
a
5-18
Horizontal versus Vertical Applications 6 2
6-1
Page
6-2
Spotlight Multimedia and Virtual Reality
7-1
17
7-14
7
11-14
Scope of the Problem 12 2
12-2
Whats at Stake? 12 11
12-11
The Essentials 13 2
13-2
Implementing the System 14 10
14-10
Traditional Information
16-1
Emerging
16-33
Whats on the Motherboard? 2 6
G-2
10
G-31
18
G-33
13
G-38
11
G-50
21
G-57
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Bryan Pfaffenberger, Ph.D., author of HTML 4 Bible and more than 75 books on personal computing, teaches technical writing and the sociology of technology at the University of Virginia's Division of Technology, Culture, and Communication.

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