Discovering Computers 2004: A Gateway to Information, Complete

Discovering Computers 2004: A Gateway to Information, Complete



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Discovering Computers 2004: A Gateway to Information, Complete by Gary B. Shelly, Thomas J. Cashman, Misty E. Vermaat

The most cutting-edge comprehensive computer concepts book is here! The Shelly Cashman Series introduces you to the latest edition of their best seller, Discovering Computers 2004: A Gateway to Information. This is not your average book update, it's a total revision! Completely updated internal design and layout, major content changes and additions, new features, more student assessment, superior student Web site, and unparalleled teaching resources - making this book the best choice for your computer concepts class!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780789567789
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/05/2003
Edition description: SPRIAL
Pages: 912
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Gary B. Shelly wrote and published his first computer education textbook in 1969. More than twenty million copies of Shelly Cashman Series' textbooks have been sold. Gary and a talented group of contributing authors have produced books on computer programming, computer concepts, and application software that are the leading textbooks in the computer technology market today. Gary has hosted the annual Shelly Cashman Institute, a week-long training event focusing on the latest topics in technology, for the past 34 years.

Thomas J. Cashman received his education at California State University, Los Angeles. He established one of the first business data processing programs in the U.S. at Long Beach City College in California, where he taught and served as department head. In 1969, he began collaborating with now best-selling author, Gary Shelly.

Misty E. Vermaat has more than 20 years of experience in the field of computer information systems. She has co-authored many textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including multiple versions of Discovering Computers, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Office Word books.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Computers Special Feature: Timeline 2004 2. The Internet and the World Wide Web Special Feature: Guide to World Wide Web Sites and Searching Techniqes 3. Application Software 4. The Components of the System Unit 5. Input Special Feature: PDA Application Software 6. Output Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology 7. Storage 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2004 9. Communications and Networks Special Feature: A World Without Wires 10. Database Management Special Feature: E-Commerce 2004 11. Computers and Society, Security, Privacy, and Ethics 12. Information System Development 13. Programming Languages and Program Development 14. Enterprise Computing 15. Computer Careers and Certification Special Feature: Trends 2004 Appendices Appendix A: Making Use of the Web Appendix B: Coding Schemes and Number Systems Appendix C: Computer Acronyms

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