Essential Introduction to Computers: And How to Purchase a Personal Computer

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Get ready to learn about today's digital world with Essential Introduction to Computers. This concise text provides a visually-engaging, introduction to the most current information on computers and technology. Students will gain an understanding of the essential computer concepts they need to know to help them be successful in today's computing world.

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Objectives COM 1 Computer Software COM
System Unit COM 8 How to Purchase a Notebook Computer COM

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About the author (2007)

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 Series? Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Thomas Cashman is a postdoctoral researcher in the Faculty of Informatics at the University of Lugano. He studied mathematics and computer science at the University of Cambridge, completing his undergraduate study in 2006 and his PhD in 2010. His doctorate was supervised by Prof. Dodgson from the Rainbow Research Group at the Cambridge Computer Laboratory.

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 20 years of experience in the field of computer information systems. She has co-authored many textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Discovering Computers, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Word books.

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