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Computers : information technology in perspective, Larry Long, Nancy Long

Label
Computers : information technology in perspective
Title
Computers
Title remainder
information technology in perspective
Statement of responsibility
Larry Long, Nancy Long
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
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Long, Larry E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1947-
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Long, Nancy
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  • Computers
  • Electronic data processing
Label
Computers : information technology in perspective, Larry Long, Nancy Long
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
  • Getting Started.
  • p. 1
  • Personal Computer.
  • p. 2
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • p. 4
  • Going Online.
  • p. 8
  • Popular Applications (Word Processing, E-Mail, Browser).
  • p. 12
  • 1.
  • Technology Revolution.
  • p. 16
  • 1.1.
  • Information Society.
  • p. 18
  • 1.2.
  • Data and Information.
  • p. 24
  • 1.3.
  • Going Online.
  • p. 29
  • 1.4.
  • Hardware and Software Essentials.
  • p. 31
  • 1.5.
  • Personal Computers to Supercomputers.
  • p. 35
  • 1.6.
  • Computer System Capabilities.
  • p. 35
  • 1.7.
  • How Do We Use Computers?.
  • p. 51
  • History of Computing.
  • p. 61
  • 2.
  • Software.
  • p. 72
  • 2.1.
  • Operating System.
  • p. 74
  • 2.2.
  • Windows Concepts and Terminology.
  • p. 79
  • 2.3.
  • Word Processing Software.
  • p. 90
  • 2.4.
  • Presentation Software.
  • p. 97
  • 2.5.
  • Spreadsheet Software.
  • p. 101
  • 2.6.
  • Database Software.
  • p. 107
  • 3.
  • Inside the Computer.
  • p. 116
  • 3.1.
  • Going Digital.
  • p. 118
  • 3.2.
  • PC System Unit.
  • p. 123
  • 3.3.
  • Describing the Processor.
  • p. 136
  • 3.4.
  • Processor Design.
  • p. 139
  • Computer on a Chip.
  • p. 144
  • 4.
  • Storing and Retrieving Information.
  • p. 150
  • 4.1.
  • Mass Storage and Files.
  • p. 152
  • 4.2.
  • Magnetic Disks.
  • p. 157
  • 4.3.
  • Backing Up Files.
  • p. 168
  • 4.4.
  • Optical Laser Discs.
  • p. 172
  • 5.
  • Information Input and Output.
  • p. 180
  • 5.1.
  • Input Devices.
  • p. 182
  • 5.2.
  • Output Devices.
  • p. 198
  • 5.3.
  • Terminals.
  • p. 209
  • 6.
  • Networks and Networking.
  • p. 216
  • 6.1.
  • Our Wired World.
  • p. 218
  • 6.2.
  • Data Communications Channel.
  • p. 221
  • 6.3.
  • Data Communications Hardware.
  • p. 229
  • 6.4.
  • Networks.
  • p. 233
  • PC Buyer's Guide.
  • p. 246
  • 7.
  • Going Online.
  • p. 256
  • 7.1.
  • Internet.
  • p. 258
  • 7.2.
  • Internet Browsers.
  • p. 267
  • 7.3.
  • Internet Resources and Applications.
  • p. 272
  • 8.
  • Exploring the Cyberworld.
  • p. 292
  • 8.1.
  • Internet Issues.
  • p. 294
  • 8.2.
  • E-Commerce.
  • p. 298
  • 8.3.
  • Electronic Publishing.
  • p. 307
  • 8.4.
  • Working at Home.
  • p. 313
  • 8.5.
  • Creating a Web Site.
  • p. 317
  • 9.
  • IT Ethics and Healthy Computing.
  • p. 322
  • 9.1.
  • Information Technology Paradox.
  • p. 324
  • 9.2.
  • Workplace.
  • p. 327
  • 9.3.
  • Ethics in Information Technology.
  • p. 331
  • 9.4.
  • Computer, Internet, and System Security.
  • p. 343
  • 10.
  • Personal Computing.
  • p. 352
  • 10.1.
  • System Software for Your PC.
  • p. 354
  • 10.2.
  • Applications Software for Your PC.
  • p. 359
  • 10.3.
  • Sharing Information Among Applications.
  • p. 392
  • Careers in an Information Society.
  • p. 398
  • 11.
  • Information Systems.
  • p. 406
  • 11.1.
  • Information and Decision Making.
  • p. 408
  • 11.2.
  • All About Information Systems.
  • p. 414
  • 11.3.
  • DP System and the MIS.
  • p. 420
  • 11.4.
  • Decision Support Systems.
  • p. 422
  • 11.5.
  • Expert Systems.
  • p. 427
  • 11.6.
  • Intelligent Agents.
  • p. 429
  • 12.
  • Developing Business Information Systems.
  • p. 434
  • 12.1.
  • System Life Cycle.
  • p. 436
  • 12.2.
  • System Development Techniques and Concepts.
  • p. 438
  • 12.3.
  • Computer-Aided Software Engineering.
  • p. 444
  • 12.4.
  • Prototyping.
  • p. 448
  • 12.5.
  • System Conversion and Implementation.
  • p. 454
  • 12.6.
  • Programming.
  • p. 457
  • Robots and Robotics.
  • p. 465
  • 13.
  • Technology and Society.
  • p. 470
  • 13.1.
  • Wake Up Call.
  • p. 472
  • 13.2.
  • Down the Information Highway.
  • p. 474
  • 13.3.
  • Our Challenge for the Twenty-First Century.
  • p. 491
  • Answers to Section Self-Checks
  • Glossary
  • Index
Control code
982001024579
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
9th ed.
Extent
xxvii, [438] p.
Isbn
9780130929808
Lccn
2001024579
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)
Label
Computers : information technology in perspective, Larry Long, Nancy Long
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Contents
  • Getting Started.
  • p. 1
  • Personal Computer.
  • p. 2
  • Microsoft Windows Operating System.
  • p. 4
  • Going Online.
  • p. 8
  • Popular Applications (Word Processing, E-Mail, Browser).
  • p. 12
  • 1.
  • Technology Revolution.
  • p. 16
  • 1.1.
  • Information Society.
  • p. 18
  • 1.2.
  • Data and Information.
  • p. 24
  • 1.3.
  • Going Online.
  • p. 29
  • 1.4.
  • Hardware and Software Essentials.
  • p. 31
  • 1.5.
  • Personal Computers to Supercomputers.
  • p. 35
  • 1.6.
  • Computer System Capabilities.
  • p. 35
  • 1.7.
  • How Do We Use Computers?.
  • p. 51
  • History of Computing.
  • p. 61
  • 2.
  • Software.
  • p. 72
  • 2.1.
  • Operating System.
  • p. 74
  • 2.2.
  • Windows Concepts and Terminology.
  • p. 79
  • 2.3.
  • Word Processing Software.
  • p. 90
  • 2.4.
  • Presentation Software.
  • p. 97
  • 2.5.
  • Spreadsheet Software.
  • p. 101
  • 2.6.
  • Database Software.
  • p. 107
  • 3.
  • Inside the Computer.
  • p. 116
  • 3.1.
  • Going Digital.
  • p. 118
  • 3.2.
  • PC System Unit.
  • p. 123
  • 3.3.
  • Describing the Processor.
  • p. 136
  • 3.4.
  • Processor Design.
  • p. 139
  • Computer on a Chip.
  • p. 144
  • 4.
  • Storing and Retrieving Information.
  • p. 150
  • 4.1.
  • Mass Storage and Files.
  • p. 152
  • 4.2.
  • Magnetic Disks.
  • p. 157
  • 4.3.
  • Backing Up Files.
  • p. 168
  • 4.4.
  • Optical Laser Discs.
  • p. 172
  • 5.
  • Information Input and Output.
  • p. 180
  • 5.1.
  • Input Devices.
  • p. 182
  • 5.2.
  • Output Devices.
  • p. 198
  • 5.3.
  • Terminals.
  • p. 209
  • 6.
  • Networks and Networking.
  • p. 216
  • 6.1.
  • Our Wired World.
  • p. 218
  • 6.2.
  • Data Communications Channel.
  • p. 221
  • 6.3.
  • Data Communications Hardware.
  • p. 229
  • 6.4.
  • Networks.
  • p. 233
  • PC Buyer's Guide.
  • p. 246
  • 7.
  • Going Online.
  • p. 256
  • 7.1.
  • Internet.
  • p. 258
  • 7.2.
  • Internet Browsers.
  • p. 267
  • 7.3.
  • Internet Resources and Applications.
  • p. 272
  • 8.
  • Exploring the Cyberworld.
  • p. 292
  • 8.1.
  • Internet Issues.
  • p. 294
  • 8.2.
  • E-Commerce.
  • p. 298
  • 8.3.
  • Electronic Publishing.
  • p. 307
  • 8.4.
  • Working at Home.
  • p. 313
  • 8.5.
  • Creating a Web Site.
  • p. 317
  • 9.
  • IT Ethics and Healthy Computing.
  • p. 322
  • 9.1.
  • Information Technology Paradox.
  • p. 324
  • 9.2.
  • Workplace.
  • p. 327
  • 9.3.
  • Ethics in Information Technology.
  • p. 331
  • 9.4.
  • Computer, Internet, and System Security.
  • p. 343
  • 10.
  • Personal Computing.
  • p. 352
  • 10.1.
  • System Software for Your PC.
  • p. 354
  • 10.2.
  • Applications Software for Your PC.
  • p. 359
  • 10.3.
  • Sharing Information Among Applications.
  • p. 392
  • Careers in an Information Society.
  • p. 398
  • 11.
  • Information Systems.
  • p. 406
  • 11.1.
  • Information and Decision Making.
  • p. 408
  • 11.2.
  • All About Information Systems.
  • p. 414
  • 11.3.
  • DP System and the MIS.
  • p. 420
  • 11.4.
  • Decision Support Systems.
  • p. 422
  • 11.5.
  • Expert Systems.
  • p. 427
  • 11.6.
  • Intelligent Agents.
  • p. 429
  • 12.
  • Developing Business Information Systems.
  • p. 434
  • 12.1.
  • System Life Cycle.
  • p. 436
  • 12.2.
  • System Development Techniques and Concepts.
  • p. 438
  • 12.3.
  • Computer-Aided Software Engineering.
  • p. 444
  • 12.4.
  • Prototyping.
  • p. 448
  • 12.5.
  • System Conversion and Implementation.
  • p. 454
  • 12.6.
  • Programming.
  • p. 457
  • Robots and Robotics.
  • p. 465
  • 13.
  • Technology and Society.
  • p. 470
  • 13.1.
  • Wake Up Call.
  • p. 472
  • 13.2.
  • Down the Information Highway.
  • p. 474
  • 13.3.
  • Our Challenge for the Twenty-First Century.
  • p. 491
  • Answers to Section Self-Checks
  • Glossary
  • Index
Control code
982001024579
Dimensions
28 cm.
Edition
9th ed.
Extent
xxvii, [438] p.
Isbn
9780130929808
Lccn
2001024579
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.)

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