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Using Information Technology : A Practical Introduction to Computers and Communications

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ISBN-10: 0256261474

ISBN-13: 9780256261479

Edition: 3rd 1999 (Abridged)

Authors: Stacey C. Sawyer, Brian K. Williams, Sarah E. Hutchinson

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A text written to accompany a one- or two-semester introductory course on computers or microcomputers. Chapters cover applications software; processors; storage and databases; telecommunication uses and technology; systems development, programming, and languages; and issues such as Internet design, security, mental health and the workplace, economic issues, and artificial intelligence. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: McGraw-Hill School Education Group
Binding: Hardcover
Size: 8.58" wide x 10.86" long x 0.83" tall
Weight: 1.672
Language: English

BRIAN K. WILLIAMS is married to Stacey Sawyer and they live near Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and share an avid interest in seeing college students become well-educated. Over the past two decades, they have individually or together authored more than 25 books,in such subjects as health, college success, and computers and information technology.He has been Managing Editor for college textbook publisher Harper & Row/Canfield Press in San Francisco; Editor in Chief for trade book publisher J. P. Tarcher in Los Angeles; Publications & Communications Manager for the University of California, Systemwide Administration, in Berkeley; and an independent writer and book producer based in the San Francisco and Lake Tahoe areas. He has a B.A. in English and M.A. in Communication from Stanford University.STACEY C. SAWYER, formerly Director of Founder's Clinic, a women's reproductive health and family planning clinic in Columbus, Ohio, is an independent writer and book producer who has been based in the San Francisco and Lake Tahoe areas.She has taught at Ohio State University and been a manager for Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. in Monterey, California. She has a B.A. from Ohio Wesleyan and the University of Freiburg, Germany, and an M.A. from Middlebury College and the University of Mainz, Germany.She is coauthor of Computers, Communications, & Information, a college textbook in print for 15 years. She and husband Brian Williams also cowrote Using Information Technology, now in its 7th edition.CARL M. WAHLSTROM is Professor of Intermediate Studies and Sociology at Genesee Community College, Batavia, New York, and is also an Adjunct Lecturer in Sociology at the State University of New York at Geneseo. He has taught courses in marriage and the family, human development, learning strategies, sociology, psychology, human relations, and college success.He has been the recipient of the State University of New York Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creativity, the National Freshman Advocate Award, and several other teaching honors. He has a B.S. in Sociology and an M.S. Ed. in Counselor Education from SUNY Brockport and an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Bridgeport. He is an active presenter and educational consultant.With Brian Williams he is coauthor of Learning Success, The Practical Student,The Urban Student, The Commuter Student, The Successful Distance Learning Student,and College to Career.He lives with his wife, Nancy, an employee benefits consultant, in the Finger Lakes area of New York.