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…  See more details below

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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

Preface
Ch. 1Computers Are Everywhere1
Ch. 2The Internet Connects Us35
Ch. 3Understanding Hardware and Its Function75
Ch. 4Using Software: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants113
Ch. 5Ethical Use of Computers149
Ch. 6Protecting Our Security and Privacy179
Ch. 7The Past Shapes the Future219
Answers to Test Preparation Questions257
Credits267
Glossary269
Index279

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