Synopses & Reviews
Students are guided through the latest trends in computer concepts and technology in an exciting and easy-to-follow format. Updated for currency, DISCOVERING COMPUTERS 2010: INTRODUCTORY: LIVING IN A DIGITAL WORLD, 1E and the robust Online Companion provide students with the most up-to-date information on the latest technology in today's digital world.
Discovering Computers 2009 provides learners with a current and thorough introduction to computers by integrating the use of technology with the printed text.
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. Misty E. Vermaat has more than 25 years of experience in the field of computer and information technology. Along with consulting in the field, she was an Associate Professor at Purdue University Calumet, teaching or developing Microsoft Office, computer concepts, database management, systems analysis and design, and programming courses. Since 1990, Misty has led the development of, written, and co-authored numerous textbooks for the Shelly Cashman Series, including many editions of Discovering Computers, Discovering Computers Fundamentals, and Microsoft Word books.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to Computers. Special Feature: Timeline 2010. 2. The Internet and World Wide Web. Special Feature: Making Use of the Web. 3. Application Software. Special Feature: Digital Communications 4. The Components of the System Unit. 5. Input. 6. Output. Special Feature: Digital Video Technology. 7. Storage. 8. Operating Systems and Utility Programs. Special Feature: Buyer's Guide 2010. 9. Communications and Networks. 10. Database Management. 11. Computer Security and Safety, Ethics, and Privacy. Special Feature: Digital Forensics. Appendices. A: Quiz Yourself Answers. B: Computer Acronyms. C: Coding Schemes and Number Systems.