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The Tao of computing

Author: Henry M Walker
Publisher: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, [2013] ©2013
Series: Chapman & Hall/CRC textbooks in computing.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Underlying Building-Block QuestionsHow Are Computers Organized?How Are Numbers and Characters Represented in a Computer (and Who Cares)?How Are Images Represented (and Does It Matter)?Where are Programs and Data Stored?What is an Operating System and What Does It Do?Software/Problem-Solving QuestionsWhat Can Computers Do for Me?What Should I Know about the Sizes and Speeds of Computers?How Are Software Packages  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walker, Henry M.
Tao of Computing, Second Edition.
Hoboken : CRC Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Henry M Walker
ISBN: 9781439892527 1439892520 9781466513938 1466513934 9781466513921 1466513926 1439892512 9781439892510
OCLC Number: 900652090
Description: 1 online resource (xxx, 514 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Front Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 --
How Are Computers Organized?; Chapter 2 --
How Are Numbers and Characters Represented in a Computer (and Who Cares)?; Chapter 3 --
How Are Images Represented (and Does It Matter)?; Chapter 4 --
Where Are Programs and Data Stored?; Chapter 5 --
What Is an Operating System, and What Does It Do?; Chapter 6 --
What Can Computers Do℗ for℗ Me?; Chapter 7 --
What Should I Know about the Sizes and Speeds of Computers?; Chapter 8 --
How Are Software Packages Developed?; Chapter 9 --
How Are Computers Connected? Chapter 10 --
How Do Computers Share Information So That I Can Exchange Materials with Others Using a Computer Network?Chapter 11 --
When Can I Consider My Personal Data Secure?; Chapter 12 --
How Does the Internet Work?; Chapter 13 --
How Do Web Applications Work?; Chapter 14 --
How Private (or Public) Are℗ Web Interactions?; Chapter 15 --
How Universal Is Access to Computers and the Web?; Chapter 16 --
Can I Use Web-Based Materials in the Same Way as I Use Printed Sources?; Chapter 17 --
Can Computers Think (Now or℗ in the Future)?; Back Cover.
Series Title: Chapman & Hall/CRC textbooks in computing.
Responsibility: Henry M. Walker.

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Underlying Building-Block QuestionsHow Are Computers Organized?How Are Numbers and Characters Represented in a Computer (and Who Cares)?How Are Images Represented (and Does It Matter)?Where are Programs and Data Stored?What is an Operating System and What Does It Do?Software/Problem-Solving QuestionsWhat Can Computers Do for Me?What Should I Know about the Sizes and Speeds of Computers?How Are Software Packages Developed?Networking/Distributed System QuestionsHow Are Computers Connected?How Do Computers Share Information, So That I Can Exchange Materials with Others Using a Computer Network?Wh.

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