UNDERSTANDING COMPUTERS IN A CHANGING SOCIETY analyzes how technology affects the world in which we live while still giving students a solid introduction to computer concepts. The combination of this text and the online companion make computer concepts applicable to career-focused students.
EXPERT INSIGHT articles by guest authors from top-name companies discuss how concepts covered in the text relate to students' lives and careers in the IT industry.
ASK THE EXPERT boxes provide up-to-date information from industry leaders about technology, societal issues, and how computers are used... more
EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES chapter briefly introduces new and emerging technologies and discusses the societal issues relevant to students' lives.
HAZARD boxes provide practical tips that students can use immediately to protect themselves from computer hardware problems or security and privacy issues.