By J. Glenn Brookshear
Computer technology: An Overview makes use of wide assurance and transparent exposition to offer a whole photograph of the dynamic desktop technological know-how box. available to scholars from all backgrounds, Glenn Brookshear makes use of a language-independent context to motivate the improvement of a realistic, life like realizing of the sphere. an outline of every of the real components of machine technological know-how (e.g. Networking, OS, machine structure, Algorithms) offers scholars with a normal point of skillability for destiny courses.
The Eleventh Edition gains new contributing authors (David Smith — Indiana collage of PA; Dennis Brylow — Marquette University), new, sleek examples, and up-to-date assurance in accordance with present expertise.
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Ethical and Social Issues in the Information Age, 3rd ed. London: Springer-Verlag, 2007. 17 18 Chapter 0 Introduction Mollenhoff, C. R. Atanasoff: Forgotten Father of the Computer. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1988. Neumann, P. G. Computer Related Risks. Boston, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1995. Ni, L. Smart Phone and Next Generation Mobile Computing. San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann, 2006. Quinn, M. J. Ethics for the Information Age, 2nd ed. Boston, MA: AddisonWesley, 2006. Randell, B. The Origins of Digital Computers, 3rd ed.
Since 1024 is close to the value 1000, the computing community adopted the prefix kilo in reference to this unit. That is, the term kilobyte (abbreviated KB) was used to refer to 1024 bytes. Thus, a machine with 4096 memory cells was said to have a 4KB memory (4096 ϭ 4 ϫ 1024). As memories became larger, this terminology grew to include MB (megabyte), GB (gigabyte), and TB (terabyte). Unfortunately, this application of prefixes kilo-, mega-, and so on, represents a misuse of terminology because these are already used in other fields in reference to units that are powers of a thousand.
Rather than presenting specific ethical theories, the approach is to introduce case studies that expose a variety of ethical questions in the professionals’ area of expertise. Then, by discussing the pros and cons in these cases, the professionals become more aware, insightful, and sensitive to the perils lurking in their professional lives and thus grow in character. This is the spirit in which the questions regarding social issues at the end of each chapter are presented. 15 16 Chapter 0 Introduction Social Issues The following questions are intended as a guide to the ethical/social/legal issues associated with the field of computing.