Discovering Computers 2005: A Gateway to Information

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Course Technology, 2004 - Computers - 544 pages
For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman SeriesA(R) has effectively introduced computers to millions of students a consistently providing the highest quality, most up-to-date, and innovative materials in computer education. This new edition employs the proven Shelly Cashman approach to learning, presents fundamental computer concepts in a clear writing style, and includes extensive end-of-chapter exercises. The bookas visually appealing layout keeps students interested and allows them to receive the most interactive learning experience on computer concepts.

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Contents

THE COMPONENTS OF A COMPUTER
7
WHY IS A COMPUTER IN SOCIETY
10
COMPUTER SOFTWARE
14
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.

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