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The Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology
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The Essential Guide to Computing: The Story of Information Technology (Paperback)

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The Essential Guide to Computers is an intelligent, thorough, friendly, and up-to-date explanation of computer technology. It's perfect for smart professionals who want to understand the technology -- but don't have computer science or engineering degrees! Learn how computers have evolved from early, room-sized monoliths to PCs to tomorrow's "information appliances." Understand each key hardware component of a contemporary computer, including microprocessors, memory, storage, I/O, and displays. Understand the role of systems architecture in the orderly evolution of computing technology; then learn what operating systems are and how they compare. Understand the role of programming languages and what they try to achieve; including the basics of object-orientation, today's leading approach to software development. Next, learn how computers can be organized into many kinds of networks, from LANs to the Internet; and how this enables new kinds of software and applications, including e-commerce. For anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of how computers and networks work.

Computing & ITComputer hardwarePersonal computersComputing & ITComputer scienceMathematical theory of computationMaths for computer scientists Publisher: Pearson Education (US) Publication Date: 01/08/2000 ISBN-13: 9780130194695  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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E. GARRISON WALTERS is Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs with the Ohio Board of Regents. He led initial development of OhioLINK, a statewide computer system for academic library users, and helped plan the expansion of Ohio's Internet-connected statewide computer network to link all public and most independent colleges in the state. Dr. Walters resides in Columbus, Ohio.

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