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.... from 0 to 9, to represent numbers Deciphering The act of decrypting an encrypted message Decompress The action of restoring a compressed ... uses existing telephone lines over distances of a few miles Digital versatile disc (DVD) Optical storage on which data can be recorded in layers ... data from and writes data to magnetic or optical media Drivers Small programs that are written to provide communication instructions between a ... i Event An action by the user, such as clicking a.
|Title||:||Computers in a changing society|
|Author||:||John M. Preston, Sally Preston, Robert Ferrett|
|Publisher||:||Prentice Hall - 2005|