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Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA
  • Language: en

Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2016-12-15
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  • Publisher: ABDO

Hidden Human Computersdiscusses how in the 1950s, black women made critical contributions to NASA by performing calculations that made it possible for the nation's astronauts to fly into space and return safely to Earth. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Introduction to Computers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 40

Introduction to Computers

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.

Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 285

Computers, Surveillance, and Privacy

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...

What Computers Still Can't Do
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 354

What Computers Still Can't Do

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1992
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

Rev. ed. of What computers can't do, 1979.

Understanding Computers and Cognition
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Understanding Computers and Cognition

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.

Persuasive Technology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 283

Persuasive Technology

An overview of the study of "captology"--the study of computers as persuasive technologies--examines the integration of behavior altering techniques and information technology.

Computers and Translation
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 349

Computers and Translation

Designed for translators and other professional linguists, this work attempts to clarify, explain and exemplify the impact that computers have had and are having on their profession. The book concerns machine translation, computer-aided translation and the future of translation and the computer.

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 807

Digital Evidence and Computer Crime

"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.

Enhanced Discovering Computers ©2017
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 736

Enhanced Discovering Computers ©2017

Readers learn to maximize the use of mobile devices, make the most of online tools for collaboration and communications, and fully utilize today’s Internet capabilities with the latest edition of DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ENHANCED. Learners see how technology skills assist in gaining employment and advancing careers. This edition highlights Web Development, creating a strong web presence, and the latest Windows 10 information. The authors emphasize actionable content with a proven learning structure and practice to reinforce key skills. Self-assessments open each chapter, enabling readers to target study and learn more in less time. DISCOVERING COMPUTERS ENHANCED presents the content needed to succeed in a way that ensures understanding. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The First Computers
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 472

The First Computers

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002
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  • Publisher: MIT Press

A history of computing focusing on the actual architectures of the first machines that made electronic computing a practical reality.