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Tomorrow's Technology and You

Tomorrow's Technology and You
George Beekman & Michael J. Quinn
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice-Hall, Inc., 2008
QA76 .C5628 2008

Today we're standing on 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 applinces to telephones to televisions, and the lines that separate these machines is fading. The digital convergence is rapidly - and radically - altering the world in which we live.

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

  1. Explanations - Clearly explains 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 solves a wide variety of problems.
  3. Implication - Puts computers 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.

Quoted from back cover.