Recent Advances and Issues in Computers

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000 - Computers - 261 pages
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Computer educator and author Martin K. Gay provides an authoritative overview of the major developments, people, and organizations that have shaped the design and use of computers. He also describes innovations in computer research and technology (including highlights from developments in supercomputers, supercomputer networks, and the Internet 2), the latest trends in consumer products (new applications that influence the way individuals and businesses interface with their world), social issues related to computers (Microsoft's influence, privacy, encryption, universal access, and adaptive technologies), and information on computer careers and how to prepare for them.
 

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Contents

Basic Computer Research Today
1
Building the Next Generation InternetResearch and Developments
32
Trends for the Consumer
54
Social Issues
81
Biographical Sketches
96
Documents and Speeches
117
Career Information
156
Statistics and Data
170
Organizations and Associations
187
Print and Electronic Resources
204
Glossary
240
Index
251
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MARTIN K. GAY is a writer, computer consultant, and teacher concentrating in education and communication technologies. He has also worked as a consultant for various educational initiatives, including the Enhanced Learning through Electronic Communities (ELTEC) Project, Watershed Action through Education and Research (WATER) Neighbors, the Washington State University Extension Learning Center, the Jefferson County Higher Education Access Committee, the Evergreen Volunteer Tech Team, COM3, and Group Exploring the National Information Infrastructure (GENII). Gay is the author of The New Information Revolution: A Reference Handbook.

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