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Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Digital Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Please discontinue use of cell phone and turn off the ringer. n What is a Computer? n The Power of Connections n What Can Computers Do? n Information Systems n Using Digital Technologies to Succeed in Your Career n Using Digital Technologies to Achieve Personal Goals n Information Security and the Social Impact and Implications of Digital Technologies Why Study Computers and n Chapter 1
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Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Digital n Key Terms ¡ Computer literacy ¡ Computer ¡ Technology ¡ Digital electronics device ¡ Bit ¡ Byte ¡ File ¡ Data Digitization What is a Computer?
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Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Digital What’s a Computer? www.target.com
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Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Digital A Computer is… n A digital electronics device that combines hardware and software to accept the input of data, process and store the data, and produce some useful output . Tangible components Electronic instructions
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Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Digital Digital Technology n Technology refers to tools, materials, and processes that help solve human problems. n Many of today’s technologies fall under the classification of digital electronics.
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Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Digital Digital Electronics n Digital electronics devices store and process bits electronically. ¡ A bit represents data using 1’s and 0’s ¡ Eight bits is a byte – the standard grouping in digital electronics ¡ Digitization is the process of transforming information into 1’s and 0’s For more on digitization: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitization http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/analog-digital.htm http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/317
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Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Digital Knowledge Worker n Today’s well-equipped knowledge worker makes use of many digital technologies.
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Succeeding with Technology 4th ed > Why Study Computers and Digital General and Special Purpose Computers n General-purpose computers can run any number of software applications Special-purpose computers are designed primarily for one particular function Computer Literacy is a working understanding of computers and their uses
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