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.
Understanding Computers and Cognition presents an important and controversial new approach to understanding what computers do and how their functioning is related to human language, thought, and action. While it is a book about computers, Understanding Computers and Cognition goes beyond the specific issues of what computers can or can't do. It is a broad-ranging discussion exploring the background of understanding in which the discourse about computers and technology takes place. Understanding Computers and Cognition is written for a wide audience, not just those professionals involved in computer design or artificial intelligence. It represents an important contribution to the ongoing discussion about what it means to be a machine, and what it means to be human.
Capron's direct, complete presentation teaches the latest in computers and allows students to quickly grasp concepts. Helpful items like the buyer's guide, photo essays, planet internet sections, and others have made this book a winner.
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.
Rosemary Sassoon alerts those involved in computer interface design that the skills of layout, spacing and typeface are equally vital in the construction of onscreen layouts as they are on the printed page. This second volume of Computers and Typography reflects the new developments in this rapidly-changing field. It complements, without in any way supplanting, Volume 1.
When Computers Went to Sea explores the history of the United States Navy's secret development of code-breaking computers and their adaptation to solve a critical fleet radar data handling problem in the Navy's first seaborne digital computer system - that went to sea in 1962. This is the only book written on the United States Navy's initial application of shipboard digital computers to naval warfare. Considered one of the most successful projects ever undertaken by the US Navy, the Naval Tactical Data System (NTDS) was the subject of numerous studies attempting to pinpoint the reason for the systems inordinate success in the face of seemingly impossible technical challenges and stiff resist...