Computer Confluence: Exploring Tomorrow's Technology / Edition 1

Computer Confluence: Exploring Tomorrow's Technology / Edition 1

by George Beekman, Linda Ericksen
     
 

The standard version of Computer Confluence combines three information sources—an illustrated book, a multimedia CD-ROM, and an up-to-the-minute Companion Website—to explore the promises and challenges of information technology, its effect on businesses, people, society, and the future. Topics include Computer Security and Risks, InsideSee more details below

Overview

The standard version of Computer Confluence combines three information sources—an illustrated book, a multimedia CD-ROM, and an up-to-the-minute Companion Website—to explore the promises and challenges of information technology, its effect on businesses, people, society, and the future. Topics include Computer Security and Risks, Inside the Internet and Web, and Calculation, Visualization and Simulation. For professionals in the information technology field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780201428889
Publisher:
Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
Publication date:
12/28/1998
Edition description:
BK&CD ROM
Pages:
480

Table of Contents

Preface
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Pt. 1Approaching Computers: Hardware and Software Fundamentals25
Ch. 1Computer Currents: From Calculation to Connection26
Ch. 2Hardware Basics: Inside the Box50
Ch. 3Hardware Basics: Peripherals70
Ch. 4Software Basics: The Ghost in the Machine100
Pt. 2Using Computers: Essential Applications129
Ch. 5Revolution in Writing: From Word Processing to Paperless Publishing130
Ch. 6Calculation, Visualization, and Simulation156
Ch. 7Graphics, Hypermedia, and Multimedia178
Ch. 8Database Applications and Implications210
Pt. 3Exploring with Computers: Networks and Gateways241
Ch. 9Networking and Telecommunication242
Ch. 10Inside the Internet and the Web264
Ch. 11From Internet to Information Infrastructure288
Pt. 4Mastering Computers: Issues, Algorithms, and Intelligence309
Ch. 12Computer Security and Risks310
Ch. 13Systems Design and Development338
Ch. 14Is Artificial Intelligence Real?368
Pt. 5Living with Computers: Information Age Implications393
Ch. 15Computers at Work394
Ch. 16Computers at School and Home416
Ch. 17Inventing the Future436
The Concise Computer Consumer's Guide457
AppCorrelation Guide to the ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct465
Glossary471
Credits491
Index495

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