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Computing In The Web Age: A Web-interactive Introduction

byRobert J. Dilligan, R. J. Dilligan


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This book reflects thirty years of experience in the applications of computer technology to literary research and instruction and in consulting work in office automation and system integration. In that time I have again and again found myself in the position of having to introduce students, both undergraduate and graduate, colleagues and clients to the fundamentals of computer hardware and software. Over the years, as computers became both central and commonplace in professional life, I have been aware of changing attitudes toward this technology. From attitudes that ranged from the disdain of platonic dialecticians for mere technology to intimidation bordering at times almost on terror, people have moved to incorporate this new technology into their frame of reference ( humani nil a me alienum ). The development of the microprocessor and its subsequent use for word processing marked one important watershed. The widespread use of word processors made it more likely than not that people would own their own computers, at least at work, and use them as part of their work-a-day activities. But while word processing provided some increased familiarity with computers, it did not lead most indivi- als much beyond a knowledge of the usual incantations needed to control the MultiMate or Nota Bene or Word Perfect golam and, as a result of unhappy experience, a begrudging acceptance of the need to make back up copies of important files.
Title:Computing In The Web Age: A Web-interactive IntroductionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:344 pagesPublisher:Kluwer Boston Inc.

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ISBN - 10:0306459728

ISBN - 13:9780306459726

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Table of Contents

1. From ENIAC to the Word Wide Web To... 2. Binary Numbers, ASCII Code, and Turing Machine 3. The CPU as a Turing Machine 4. The World According to Programmers 5. Connections to the World Wide Web 6. HTML Programming and Web Publishing Glossary Appendixes: A. Turing Machine Trace Files B. Assembler Program Execution Trace Files C. Downloading JAVA Programs for Windows Notes Index

From Our Editors

An accessible introduction to computer technology and the World Wide Web, this book helps readers use the Web effectively. From the theory of computing to the history of the Web, it’s all here. Learn about HTML, Web publishing and sample programs for PCs and Macs.

Editorial Reviews

`The text is easy to follow and quite readable.... recommend the book as additional material for classes in computer science, especially in computer programming methods. It is also suitable as outside reading for teachers and students of information science who are willing to experiment with diverse approaches to information technology.' Computing Reviews (March 1999)