The book addresses the practical needs of executives responsible for planning, budgeting & justifying information technology expenditures. Written by the former chief information executive (1956-1978) & vice president of strategic planning (1978-1985), author of the widely acclaimed & translated INFORMATION PAYOFF - THE TRANSFORMATION OF WORK IN THE ELECTRONIC AGE (Free Press, 1985), lecturer & university professor. Reviews: "A New Bible for Management Information Systems. An eminently readable book made more so by a playful sense of humor" -Information Week-; "Strips away obfuscation that has concealed the real value of computers." (The Financial Post); "A true path to the Holy Grail of bus...
Get ready to learn about today's digital world with Essential Introduction to Computers. This concise text provides a visually-engaging introduction to the most current information on computers and technology. Students will gain an understanding of the essential computer concepts they need to know to help them be successful in today's computing world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
According to Rosalind Picard, if we want computers to be genuinely intelligent and tointeract naturally with us, we must give computers the ability to recognize, understand, even tohave and express emotions.
A stunning array of full-color photographs captures the history of modern technology through images of the computer collection of the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, offering revealing glimpses of such seminal machines as the Eniac, Crays 1-3, and Apple I and II, while describing each model, their innovations, and place in computer history.
Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy was first published in 1996. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. From computer networks to grocery store checkout scanners, it is easier and easier for governments, employers, advertisers, and individuals to gather detailed and sophisticated information about each of us. In this important new collection, the authors question the impact of these new technologies of surveillance on our privacy and our culture. Although surveillance-literally some people "watching over" others-is as old as social relations...
With 250 illustrated landmark inventions, publications, and events--encompassing everything from ancient record-keeping devices to the latest technologies--this highly topical addition to the Sterling Milestones series takes a chronological journey through the history and future of computer science. The topics include the first spam message, Isaac Asimov's laws of robotics, early programming languages and operating systems such as BASIC and UNIX, the microcomputer revolution, hacking, virtual reality, and more.
Computers and the Internet gave rise to the emergence of computer-mediated communication (CMC). The Influence of Computers, the Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication on Everyday English focuses on the use of English in connection with computers and the Internet and on its influences on everyday English by analysing the dispersal of new meanings of words, neologisms, features of CMC and new metaphors. The intention is to show the computer- and Internet-related impact on the English language from several perspectives and to take several ways into consideration in which the Internet and CMC are changing language use and to evaluate this influence -- at least as far as this is possible.