Synopses & Reviews
Provides current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating usage of the World Wide Web with the printed text. This text offers a complete solution to successfully teach students basic computer concepts with new exercises, case studies, and online tools on the Companion Web site. For the past three decades, the Shelly Cashman Series? has effectively introduced computers to millions of students-consistently providing the highest quality, most up-to-date, and innovative materials in computer education.
Provides a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating usage of the World Wide Web with the printed text.
Provides a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating usage of the World Wide Web with the printed text. Updated for currency, this Shelly Cashman Series text offers a complete solution to successfully teach students basic computer concepts with new exercises, case studies, and online tools on the Online Companion.
Discovering Computers 2008 delivers students an unparalleled learning experience by offering the most current and comprehensive information on computers and technology.
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 Series? 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 2007 2. The Internet and World Wide Web Special Feature: Making Use of the Web 3. Application Software 4. The Components of the System Unit 5. Input Special Feature: Personal Mobile Devices 6. Output Special Feature: Digital Imaging and Video Technology 7. Storage 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2007 9. Communications and Networks 10. Database Management 11. Computer Security, Ethics, and Privacy Special Feature: Computer Forensics 12. Information System Development 13. Programming Languages and Program Development 14. Enterprise Computing Special Feature: Enterprise Order Processing: A Case Study 15. Computer Careers and Certification Special Feature: Digital Entertainment Appendices A: Coding Schemes and Number Systems B: Quiz Yourself Answers C: Computer Acronyms