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Tables of Contents for Computers in Your Future
Chapter/Section Title
Page #
Page Count
Preface
vii
 
Introducing Computers and the Internet
2
52
Becoming Fluent with Computers and the Internet
4
26
History of Computers and the Internet
30
24
Exploring Computer Hardware
54
90
Inside the System Unit
56
32
Storing Data: Electronic Filing Cabinets
88
24
Input and Output: Data In, Information Out
112
32
The World of Computer Software
144
42
System Software: Keeping the Computer Running Smoothly
146
21
Application Software: Essentials for Knowledge Workers
167
19
Concepts of Application Software
186
80
Writing with Word Processing Software
188
20
Creating Electronic Spreadsheets
208
23
Designing Presentations
231
15
Building Databases
246
20
Multimedia and Virtual Reality
266
24
Multimedia: Lights! Cameras! Action!
268
13
Virtual Environments
281
9
Data Communications
290
44
Telecommunications: Exchanging Data via the Telephone System
292
20
Networks: Superhighways for Digital Information
312
22
The Internet and the Web: Welcome to Cyberspace
334
86
Understanding the Internet
336
21
The World Wide Web and Electronic Commerce
357
21
Using Email
378
16
Creating a Web Page
394
26
Creating Information Systems
420
56
Introducing Information Systems
422
17
Systems Analysis and Design
439
14
Programming Languages and Program Development
453
23
Social and Ethical Issues of Computing
476
54
Privacy and Encryption
478
16
Computer Crime and Security
494
20
Ethics: Doing the Right Thing
514
16
Computers and You
530
2
Buying and Upgrading Your Computer System
532
18
Avoiding Risks to Your Health
550
11
Careers and Certification
561
15
Emerging Technologies
576
 
Selected Solutions
S-1
 
Acronym Finder
A-1
 
Glossary
G-1
 
Illustration Credits
C-1
 
Index
I-1