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Using Computers in Hospitality
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 313

Using Computers in Hospitality

Using Computers in Hospitality provides a clear, no-nonsense introduction to understanding where, how and why computers are used in the hotel, catering and leisure industries. The text explains the workings of the hardware, the software and the systems, and places theory in context through the use of examples and case studies from leading global hospitality organisations. This new edition has been completely rewritten and updated to reflect the latest trends in this rapidly evolving field. The book is packed with mini case studies, exercises and discussion questions and is an ideal text for students of hotel, catering, and hospitality management.

Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing their Impacts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 285

Computers and the Environment: Understanding and Managing their Impacts

Personal computers have made life convenient in many ways, but what about their impacts on the environment due to production, use and disposal? Manufacturing computers requires prodigious quantities of fossil fuels, toxic chemicals and water. Rapid improvements in performance mean we often buy a new machine every 1-3 years, which adds up to mountains of waste computers. How should societies respond to manage these environmental impacts? This volume addresses the environmental impacts and management of computers through a set of analyses on issues ranging from environmental assessment, technologies for recycling, consumer behaviour, strategies of computer manufacturing firms, and government policies. One conclusion is that extending the lifespan of computers (e.g. through reselling) is an environmentally and economically effective strategy that deserves more attention from governments, firms and the general public.

Computers and Translation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 349

Computers and Translation

Designed for translators and other professional linguists, this work attempts to clarify, explain and exemplify the impact that computers have had and are having on their profession. The book concerns machine translation, computer-aided translation and the future of translation and the computer.

Computers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 166

Computers

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-10-24
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

Originally published: Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2005.

Women and Computers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

Women and Computers

This book paints a picture of women's reactions to computers and what the prospects are for women working in computing. It is based on the author's own experiences and takes a strongly feminist stand point.

Synergetic Computers and Cognition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 245

Synergetic Computers and Cognition

This book presents a novel approach to neural nets and thus offers a genuine alternative to the hitherto known neuro-computers. This approach is based on the author's discovery of the profound analogy between pattern recognition and pattern formation in open systems far from equilibrium. Thus the mathematical and conceptual tools of synergetics can be exploited, and the concept of the synergetic computer formulated. A complete and rigorous theory of pattern recognition and learning is presented. The resulting algorithm can be implemented on serial computers or realized by fully parallel nets whereby no spurious states occur. Explicit examples (recognition of faces and city maps) are provided...

Computers and Talk in the Primary Classroom
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 252

Computers and Talk in the Primary Classroom

This text looks at how computers are being used in primary classrooms and how they could be used better. Its three sections focus upon: how do we investigate learning through talk around computers? What affects the quality of group work around computers? What can teachers do to improve this?

Computers Helping People with Special Needs
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 1350

Computers Helping People with Special Needs

Welcome to the proceedings of ICCHP 2008. We were proud to welcome participants from more than 40 countries from all con- nents to ICCHP. The International Programme Committee, encompassing 102 experts form all over the world, selected 150 full and 40 short papers out of 360 abstracts submitted to ICCHP. Our acceptance rate of about half of the submissions, demonstrates the scientific quality of the programme and in particular the proceedings you have in your hands. An impressive group of experts agreed to organize “Special Thematic Sessions” (STS) for ICCHP 2008. The existence of these STS sessions helped to bring the me- ing into sharper focus in several key areas of assistive technolo...

Hardware and Software of Personal Computers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Hardware and Software of Personal Computers

This Book Has Been Developed As A Text For A One Semester Course On The Hardware And Software Of Personal Computers. It Will Also Be Of Interest To Practicing Engineers And Professionals Who Wish To Develop Their Own Hardware And Software For Special Pc-Based Applications. Apart From Providing All The Significant Hardware And Software Details For Ibm-Pcs And Its Close Compatibles, It Also Presents A Comprehensive Description Of How The Pc Works And The Various Functions That It Can Provide. A Large Number Of Interesting And Useful Problems Have Been Given At The End Of Each Chapter. A Set Of Objective Type Questions Has Also Been Provided To Allow The Reader To Review His/Her Understanding O...

The First Computers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 472

The First Computers

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

A history of computing focusing on the actual architectures of the first machines that made electronic computing a practical reality.