Table of contents for Computers : information technology in perspective / Larry Long, Nancy Long.


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Contents Overview
PREFACE 
GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER 1
COMPUTERS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND YOU
IT Illustrated: The History of Computing
CHAPTER 2
SOFTWARE
CHAPTER 3
GOING ONLINE
CHAPTER 4
INSIDE THE COMPUTER
IT Illustrated: The Computer on a Chip
CHAPTER 5
STORAGE AND INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICES
CHAPTER 6 
NETWORKS AND NETWORKING 
IT Illustrated: Personal Computing Buyer's Guide 
CHAPTER 7
IT ETHICS, PRIVACY, AND CRIME 
ANSWERS TO SELF-CHECK QUESTIONS
GLOSSARY	
INDEX
Contents
GETTING STARTED
A Computer System
Working with Windows
Software: Popular Applications
Going Online
CHAPTER 1
COMPUTERS, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, AND YOU
1-1 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPETENCY
1-2 OUR CHALLENGE FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
1-3 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY IN OUR LIVES
1-4 OUR GLOBAL VILLAGE
1-5 PERSONAL COMPUTERS TO SUPERCOMPUTERS
1-6 COMPUTER SYSTEM CAPABILITIES
IT Illustrated: The Computer on a Chip
CHAPTER 2
SOFTWARE
2-1 THE OPERATING SYSTEM
2-2 WINDOWS CONCEPTS AND TERMINOLOGY
2-3 PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE: THE SOFTWARE SUITE
2-4 A CORNUCOPIA OF PC SOFTWARE
2-5 GRAPHICS SOFTWARE AND MULTIMEDIA
CHAPTER 3
GOING ONLINE
3-1 THE INTERNET
3-2 INTERNET BROWSERS
3-3 INTERNET RESOURCES AND APPLICATIONS
3-4 INTERNET ISSUES
CHAPTER 4
INSIDE THE COMPUTER
4-1 DIGITAL: THE LANGUAGE OF COMPUTERS
4-2 THE PC SYSTEM UNIT
4-3 DESCRIBING THE PROCESSOR AND ITS PERFORMANCE
4-4 PROCESSOR DESIGN
IT Illustrated: The History of Computing
CHAPTER 5
STORAGE AND INPUT/OUTPUT DEVICES
5-1 MAGNETIC DISK STORAGE
5-3 OPTICAL LASER DISCS
5-3 INPUT DEVICES
5-4 OUTPUT DEVICES
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CHAPTER 6 
NETWORKS AND NETWORKING 
6-1 OUR WIRED WORLD
6-2 DATA COMMUNICATIONS HARDWARE
6-3 THE DATA COMMUNICATIONS CHANNEL
6-4 NETWORKS
6-5 HOME NETWORKING
IT Illustrated: Personal Computing Buyer's Guide 
CHAPTER 7
IT ETHICS, PRIVACY, AND CRIME 
7-1 ETHICS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
7-2 WORKPLACE ETHICS: HEALTHY COMPUTING
7-3 THE PRIVACY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
7-4 COMPUTER AND IT CRIME
ANSWERS TO SELF-CHECK QUESTIONS	
GLOSSARY	
INDEX
IT Ethics and Issues, Personal Computing, and Crystal Ball Special 
Interest Items
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Chapter 1
IT Ethics and Issues
Should PC Ownership Be an Entrance Requirement for Colleges?
Hate Sites on the Internet
Chapter 2
IT Ethics and Issues
The Quality of Software
Counterfeit Software
Personal Computing
Killer Apps
The Worth of the Software Bundle 
The Crystal Ball
Open Source Software Explosion
Software Updates Overnight
Chapter 3
IT Ethics and Issues
E-Mail Etiquette
The Unwanted Chat Room Guest
Ads in Personal E-mail
Personal Computing
Broadband vs. Narrowband
Choosing a Broadband Service
The Crystal Ball
The Ubiquitous Internet
Expanding Online Services
Audio Mail: An Alternative to Text E-Mail 
Chapter 4
IT Ethics and Issues
Is What We See and Hear Real or Not?
The Digital Divide: Is It Racial or Economic?
Recycling Old Computers
Personal Computing
Planning for USB
RAM, Cache, and System Performance
The Crystal Ball
Keeping Pace with Moore's Law
Will Solid-State Memory Replace Rotating Memory?
Grid Computing Coming of Age
Chapter 5
IT Ethics and Issues
Assistive Technology in the IT Workplace
File Sharing
The Spycam
Personal Computing
Drive Your New PC Hard
Sharing Peripheral Devices
Using Digital Cameras for File Transfer
What Input/Output Peripheral Devices Do You Need?
The Crystal Ball
Talking with Computers
Dual Monitors in Your Future
The Paperless Society
Chapter 6 
IT Ethics and Issues
Monitoring of Personal Communications
Term-Paper Fraud
Accessibility to E-mail Archives
The Internet's Impact on the Family Unit
Sharing Internet Access via Wireless
Personal Computing
Justifying the Cost of Broadband Internet Access
Building a Home Network
The Crystal Ball
24/7 Connectivity
Fax on the Brink of Extinction
Chapter 7 
IT Ethics and Issues
Violating the Copyright of Intellectual Property
Scanning for Shoplifters
Moral Filtering of Internet Content
Prescreening of Online Communications
Inappropriate Use of the Internet at Work
Personal Computing
Spyware
Virus Protection
The Crystal Ball
Centralized Online Placement Services for College Graduates
Online Voting on the Horizon




Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Computers, Information storage and retrieval systems, Information technology