Understanding Computers: Today and Tomorrow gives you a classic introduction to computer concepts with a modern twist! Known for its emphasis on industry insight and societal issues, this text makes concepts relevant to today's career-focused readers.
Deborah Morley has authored more than ten popular computer textbooks, including UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW and UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY. Professor Morley earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Business Information Systems from California State University, Fresno. Today she offers more than ten years of experience teaching at the college level.
1. Introduction to the World of Computers. 2. The System Unit: Processing and Memory. 3. Storage. 4. Input and Output. 5. System Software: Operating Systems and Utility Programs. 6. Application Software. 7. Computer Networks. 8. The Internet and the World Wide Web. 9. Network and Internet Security. 10. Multimedia and the Web. 11. E-Commerce. 12. Information Systems and System Development. 13. Program Development and Programming Languages. 14. Databases and database Management Systems. 15. Computer Security and Privacy. 16. Intellectual Property Rights, Ethics, Health, Access, and the Environment References and Resources Guide. Glossary/Index.