Computers and Information Processing
Aims to introduce the reader to the world of computers, illustrating how to use them. Topics covered include file processing, data communications, databases, computer languages and programming, packaged software, systems analysis and design and information systems.
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WHY LEARN ABOUT COMPUTERS?
A COMPUTER SYSTEM
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