McGraw-Hill Computing Essentials, 1997-1998: Brief Version
Revised annually, this text covers the first nine chapters of Computer Essentials. The accompanying CD-ROM corresponds to the chapters in the text and includes exercises, activities, animations, audio, video, and photographs. Students should gain computer-related knowledge by becoming computer literate, familiar with commercial software packages and grounded in fundamental concepts. The Internet section is updated and has expanded coverage of the World Wide Web.
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