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Computer Confluence: Tomorrow's Technology and You, Complete » (7th Edition)

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Authors: Michael J. Quinn, George Beekman, Michael Quinn
ISBN-13: 9780131525313, ISBN-10: 013152531X
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson
Date Published: February 2005
Edition: 7th Edition

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Author Biography: Michael J. Quinn

George Beekman is the author of more than 20 books and 100 articles and reviews on computers, information technology, and multimedia. He has taught courses in multimedia, computer literacy and computer ethics at Oregon State University for more than two decades.


Michael J. Quinn is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. He is the author of more than 70 publications, including five books on subjects ranging from computer ethics to parallel computing.

Book Synopsis

Table of Contents

Pt. 1Approaching computers : hardware and software fundamentals
Ch. 1Computer currents and Internet waves34
Ch. 2Hardware basics : inside the box70
Ch. 3Hardware basics : peripherals100
Ch. 4Software basics : the ghost in the machine138
Pt. 2Using computers : essential applications
Ch. 5Basic productivity applications176
Ch. 6Graphics, digital media, and multimedia220
Ch. 7Database applications and privacy implications264
Pt. 3Exploring with computers : networking and the Internet
Ch. 8Networking and telecommunication302
Ch. 9Inside the Internet and the World Wide Web340
Pt. 4Living with computers : issues and implications
Ch. 10Computer security and risks384
Ch. 11Computers at work, school, and home424
Pt. 5Managing computers : information systems at work
Ch. 12Information systems in business466
Ch. 13Electronic commerce and e-business506
Pt. 6Mastering computers : from algorithms to intelligence
Ch. 14Systems design and development540
Ch. 15Is artificial intelligence real?582
AppThe ACM code of ethics and professional conduct615




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