Computers in a Changing Society / Edition 1

Computers in a Changing Society / Edition 1

by John Preston, Sally Preston, Robert Ferrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131451936

ISBN-13: 9780131451933

Pub. Date: 02/10/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book, an excellent introduction to computers, is designed to further the goals of readers to understand and be able to use this omnipresent force in our personal and business lives. It promotes critical thinking, diversity, citizenship, leadership, problem-solving, and learning while showing how computers play an integral role in our lives. Providing an

Overview

This book, an excellent introduction to computers, is designed to further the goals of readers to understand and be able to use this omnipresent force in our personal and business lives. It promotes critical thinking, diversity, citizenship, leadership, problem-solving, and learning while showing how computers play an integral role in our lives. Providing an excellent foundation by defining the computer and its influence, this book covers such topics as the Internet and intranet, service providers, personal communications, finding information, hardware and its functions, software and computer languages, ethical use of computers, and protecting privacy and security. For anyone interested in learning more about computers and their role in business and society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131451933
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
02/10/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

(NOTE: Each chapter contains an Outline and Objectives, end-of-chapter Problems, a Beyond the Facts section, and a Glossary.)

1. Computers Are Everywhere!

Definition of a Computer. Awareness of Computer Influence. Protecting Your Personal Health While Using Computers. Universal Access.



2. The Internet Connects Us.

Development of the Internet. Structure of the Internet. Methods of Connection. Internet Addresses. Personal Communications. Finding Information, Working, and Playing.



3. Understanding Hardware and Its Function.

Categories of Computers. Working with Numbers, Text, Pictures, and Sound. Hardware and Basic Computer Functions. Connecting Parts of a Desktop Computer.



4. Using Software: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.

Categories of Computer Languages. Applications. Languages and Applications for the Internet.



5. Ethical Use of Computers.

Laws, Codes of Ethical Conduct, and Personal Ethics. Ethical Use of Computers.



6. Protecting Our Security and Privacy.

Security. Privacy.



7. The Past Shapes the Future.

The Past Shapes the Present. The Present Shapes the Future. Coping With Computers in a Changing Society.

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