Computer Confluence, Standard: United States Edition: Exploring Tomorrows Technology

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Available in three separate editions for maximum classroom flexibility, Computer Confluence combines three information sources―an illustrated textbook, a multimedia CD-ROM, and an up-to-the-minute Companion Website―to explore the promises and challenges of information technology, its effect on businesses, people, society, and the future. Author George Beekman seamlessly integrates his text with an unparalleled media package to provide a valuable learning package.

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Computer Confluence, Fourth Edition, presents computers and information technology on three levels:

  • Explanations: Computer Confluence explains what a computer is and what it can (and can't) do; it explains the basics of information technology, from multimedia PCs to the Internet, clearly and concisely.
  • Applications: Computer Confluence clearly illustrates how computers and networks can be used as practical tools to access, create, and share information at school, work, and home.
  • Implications Computer Confluence puts computers in a human context, illustrating how information technology affects our lives, our world, and our future.

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George Beekman
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