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Chapter 1 Computers and Technology in a Changing Society, Second Edition 1 XP Introduction to Computers and Technology Chapter 1
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Chapter 1 Computers and Technology in a Changing Society, Second Edition 2 XP Objectives 1. Explain why it is essential to learn about computers today. 1. Discuss several ways computers are integrated into our business and personal lives. 2. Define a computer and describe its primary operations. 3. List some important milestones in computer evolution. 4. Identify the major components of a personal computer, including input, processing, output, storage, and communications hardware.
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Chapter 1 Computers and Technology in a Changing Society, Second Edition 3 XP Objectives (cont’d) 1. Discuss the differences between system software and application software and list examples of each. 2. Describe the purpose of a network and explain what the Internet is. 3. List the five basic types of computers, providing at least one example for each type of computer and stating its primary use. 4. Provide an overview of the societal impact of computers, including some benefits and risks related to their prominence in society.
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Chapter 1 Computers and Technology in a Changing Society, Second Edition 4 XP Why Learn About Computers? Computers are so prominent in our society and will become even more so in the future. Knowing something about computers can help you buy the right one for your needs, help you get the most efficient use out of it, and give you a higher level of comfort and confidence along the way. Basic computer literacy —knowing about and understanding computers and their uses—is an essential skill today for everyone.
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Chapter 1 Computers and Technology in a Changing Society, Second Edition 5 XP How are Computers Used Today? At home – home computer use has increased dramatically over the last few years. In education – commonly used as a student-based learning tool and instructor presentation tool. In the workplace – used by all types of employees in all types of businesses. On the go – people use all types of computers in day- to-day life.
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Chapter 1 Computers and Technology in a Changing Society, Second Edition 6 XP Computer Use at Home Reference many households today have access to the Internet at home to retrieve news and other useful information. Figure 1-1
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Chapter 1 Computers and Technology in a Changing Society, Second Edition 7 XP Computer Use at Home Education and entertainment for children and adults alike, computers and the Internet offer a host of educational and entertainment activities. Figure 1-1
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Computers and Technology in a Changing Society, Second Edition 8 XP Computer Use at Home Communications many people exchange e-mail and instant messages from home on a regular basis. Figure 1-1
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This note was uploaded on 02/14/2010 for the course COMPUTER S COIS-3030 taught by Professor Hircock during the Spring '10 term at Trent University.

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