Tomorrow's Technology and You, Introductory (8th Edition)

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For introductory courses in computer concepts often including instruction in Microsoft Office. Explores the promises and challenges of information technology, along with its effect on businesses, people, society, and the future. Tomorrow's Technology and You explores information technology on three levels: *Explanations: Clearly explains what a computer is and what it can (and can't) do; it clearly explains the basics of information technology, from multimedia PCs to the Internet and beyond. *Applications: Illustrates how computers and networks are--and will be--used as practical tools to solve a wide variety of problems. *Implications: Puts technology in a human context, illustrating how digital devices and networks affect our lives, our world, and our future. Previous Edition: Computer Confluence: Tomorrow's Technology and You, Seventh Edition

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When Information Technology Enters our Lives...

 

Today we’re standing at the junction of three powerful and rapidly evolving technological forces: computers, communications, and digital entertainment. Computer technology is showing up in everything from automobiles to home appliances to telephones to televisions, and the lines that separate these machines are fading. This digital convergence is rapidly–and radically–altering the world in which we live.

 

Completely updated the latest technologies, Tomorrow’s Technology and You, Eighth Edition provides you with an understanding of information technology so you can successfully navigate change and advance into the future. To accomplish this computers and information technology are presented on three levels:

  1. Explanations–Clearlyexplains what a computer is and what it can (and can’t) do, along with the basics of information technology, from digital media to the Internet and beyond.
  2. Applications–Illustrates how computers and networks are–and will be–used as practical tools to solve a wide variety of problems.
  3. Implication–Putscomputers in a human context, illustrating how information technology affects our lives, our world, and our future.

Tomorrow’s Technology and You, Eighth Edition goes beyond simply describing the latest technology. It explains the many benefits we derive and risks we accept when information technology enters our lives.

 

www.prenhall.com/beekman (or www.computerconfluence.com)

 

Previous Edition: Computer Confluence: Tomorrow’s Technology and You, Seventh Edition

About the Author:

George Beekman is an Honorary Instructor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. For more than two decades he designed and taught courses in computer literacy, interactive multimedia, computer ethics, and computer programming at OSU. An innovative computer literacy course he created more than two decades ago served as the inspiration for Tomorrow’s Technology and You. George Beekman has taught workshops in computer literacy and multimedia for students, educators, and economically disadvantaged families from the Atlantic to Alaska. He has written many books on computers, information technology, and multimedia, as well as more than 100 articles and reviews for Macworld and other popular publications. In his spare time he hikes and runs along forest trails, takes photos and videos, and plays acoustic and electronic music with friends and family.

 

Michael J. Quinn is a Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. In the past two decades he has taught a wide variety courses, including computer literacy, computer programming, computer ethics, analysis of algorithms, and parallel computing. He has written seven books and more than 70 peer-reviewed papers in these areas.  For recreation, he enjoys playing golf with his friends.

 

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