Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy was first published in 1996. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. From computer networks to grocery store checkout scanners, it is easier and easier for governments, employers, advertisers, and individuals to gather detailed and sophisticated information about each of us. In this important new collection, the authors question the impact of these new technologies of surveillance on our privacy and our culture. Although surveillance-literally some people "watching over" others-is as old as social relations...
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.
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.
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.
Discover a modern introduction to computer concepts with UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS: TODAY AND TOMORROW, COMPREHENSIVE, 16E. Known for a unique emphasis on societal issues and industry insights from respected leaders, this book provides reliable information to help readers learn about emerging technologies that may impact the way industries conduct business in the future. Readers become familiar with exciting technology developments and take a sneak peek at the future of modular smartphones, smartphone driver licenses, robot butlers and other robotic assistants, perceptual computing, smart clothes, 4K video, and emerging networking standards. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
"Digital Evidence and Computer Crime" provides the knowledge necessary to uncover and use digital evidence effectively in any kind of investigation. This completely updated edition provides the introductory materials that new students require, and also expands on the material presented in previous editions to help students develop these skills.
Ruby langweilt sich. Sie setzt sich vor den Computer, aber die Maus funktioniert nicht. Ruby und die Maus machen sich gemeinsam daran, dem Problem auf den Grund zu gehen. Ruby lernt dabei Bits, Logikgatter, Bestandteile der Computerhardware (CPU, GPU, RAM und Massenspeicher) sowie das Betriebssystem und verschiedene Programme kennen. Schließlich finden Ruby und die Maus auf clevere Weise den Fehler und beheben ihn. Doch funktioniert der Computer noch? Dieses Buch erzählt von einer Reise ins Innere der Maschine, die unser aller Leben bestimmt. Wir sind umgeben von unermüdlich arbeitenden Computern. Doch was wäre, wenn es eine Möglichkeit geben würde, einen Blick in ihr Inneres zu werfen? Wo sind die Einsen und Nullen, auf deren Grundlage der Computer eigentlich funktioniert?