The Home Computer Companion

If you pay the slightest attention as you go about your business , you can ' t help
but notice how computers have infiltrated daily life . In businesses and offices ,
computers are all over the place . It ' s gotten to the point ( for me at least ) that I '
m ...

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Author: John Pivovarnick

Publisher: Alpha Computer

ISBN: 1567614310

Category: Computers

Page: 585

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Introduces microcomputers, offers advice on selecting hardware and software, and discusses multimedia, laptops, shareware, on-line services, virtual reality, e-mail, and Internet

The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption

For many people, the home computer is as essential as other appliances commonly found in the home. That the personal computer has become an integral part of ...

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Author: Russell W. Belk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136253379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 438

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The first generation that has grown up in a digital world is now in our university classrooms. They, their teachers and their parents have been fundamentally affected by the digitization of text, images, sound, objects and signals. They interact socially, play games, shop, read, write, work, listen to music, collaborate, produce and co-produce, search and browse very differently than in the pre-digital age. Adopting emerging technologies easily, spending a large proportion of time online and multitasking are signs of the increasingly digital nature of our everyday lives. Yet consumer research is just beginning to emerge on how this affects basic human and consumer behaviours such as attention, learning, communications, relationships, entertainment and knowledge. The Routledge Companion to Digital Consumption offers an introduction to the perspectives needed to rethink consumer behaviour in a digital age that we are coming to take for granted and which therefore often escapes careful research and reflective critical appraisal.

Technology Now Your Companion to SAM Computer Concepts

The Bottom Line • Personal computers can be classified according to many criteria, but typical general categories are desktop com- puters, ...

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Author: Corinne Hoisington

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305445918

Category: Computers

Page: 336

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TECHNOLOGY NOW: YOUR COMPANION TO SAM COMPUTER CONCEPTS helps students learn computer concepts that are essential for success in the workplace today. Technology Now aligns perfectly with the SAM Computer Concepts tasks; this 1:1 correspondence of book topics to SAM content provides a streamlined learning experience for all students, no matter what their learning style or level of experience. Adapted for print (or digital e-book) by technology expert and author Professor Corinne Hoisington, Technology Now not only compliments and reinforces the online experience, but also provides additional material beyond what is in SAM to help students learn; hands-on activities let students try new technologies and ethical issues scenarios, critical thinking activities, and team projects help to elevate their thinking and keep them engaged and motivated. Technology Now is written in simple language with fun and interesting examples that today’s students can relate to; information is current, concise and presented visually in bite-sized chunks with key terms highlighted and defined. Customize the printed book to include just the chapters that meet your course’s learning objectives, and set up your SAM course so it contains only the SAM tasks covered in the book. Use the e-book version with SAM for a 100% digital course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Innovation in Computing Companion

The introduction of the IBM personal computer was a paradigm shift in computing, in that it placed computing power directly in the hands of millions of ...

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Author: Gerard O’Regan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030026196

Category: Computers

Page: 300

View: 178

This encyclopedic reference provides a concise and engaging overview of the groundbreaking inventions and conceptual innovations that have shaped the field of computing, and the technology that runs the modern world. Each alphabetically-ordered entry presents a brief account of a pivotal innovation and the great minds behind it, selected from a wide range of diverse topics. Topics and features: Describes the development of Babbage’s computing machines, Leibniz’s binary arithmetic, Boole’s symbolic logic, and Von Neumann architecture Reviews a range of historical analog and digital computers, significant mainframes and minicomputers, and pioneering home and personal computers Discusses a selection of programming languages and operating systems, along with key concepts in software engineering and commercial computing Examines the invention of the transistor, the integrated circuit, and the microprocessor Relates the history of such developments in personal computing as the mouse, the GUI, Atari video games, and Microsoft Office Surveys innovations in communications, covering mobile phones, WiFi, the Internet and World Wide Web, e-commerce, smartphones, social media, and GPS Presents coverage of topics on artificial intelligence, the ATM, digital photography and digital music, robotics, and Wikipedia Contains self-test quizzes and a helpful glossary This enjoyable compendium will appeal to the general reader curious about the intellectual milestones that led to the digital age, as well as to the student of computer science seeking a primer on the history of their field. Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement, mathematical approaches to software quality, and the history of computing. He is the author of such Springer titles as World of Computing, Concise Guide to Formal Methods, Concise Guide to Software Engineering, and Guide to Discrete Mathematics.

A Calculus Companion The Personal Computer

Further Reading Among the calculus textbooks in common use there are some
good ones , and this “ calculus computer companion ” can be used equally well
with any of them . The citation Edwards and Penney , Calculus used herein refers
 ...

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Author: C. Henry Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: 0131113372

Category: Calculus

Page: 230

View: 681

The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence

Games were also being programmed in university computer labs, such as William Higinbotham's Tennis for Two (1958) which used an oscilloscope for its screen, ...

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Author: Mark J.P. Wolf

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315442662

Category: Social Science

Page: 402

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While so many books on technology look at new advances and digital technologies, The Routledge Companion to Media Technology and Obsolescence looks back at analog technologies that are disappearing, considering their demise and what it says about media history, pop culture, and the nature of nostalgia. From card catalogs and typewriters to stock tickers and cathode ray tubes, contributors examine the legacy of analog technologies, including those, like vinyl records, that may be experiencing a resurgency. Each essay includes a brief history of the technology leading up to its peak, an analysis of the reasons for its decline, and a discussion of its influence on newer technologies.

Claris Home Page Companion

Apple Computer's home page , which is illustrated in Figure 2-5 , has plenty of
interaction . Netscape : Apple Computer 22001 N Back Ferro Home Reload
Images Open Print Find Stop Location : http://www.apple.com/ What's New ?
What's ...

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Author: Maria Langer

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann Pub

ISBN: 0124365655

Category: Computers

Page: 486

View: 105

Discusses Web page design and planning, teaches how to create a basic Web page using Claris Home Page, and provides exercises using the techniques featured in each chapter

A Companion to Digital Humanities

By the late 1970s, personal computers had primitive word processing programs that allowed one to enter, edit, and print documents.

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Author: Susan Schreibman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470999868

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 640

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This Companion offers a thorough, concise overview of the emerging field of humanities computing. Contains 37 original articles written by leaders in the field. Addresses the central concerns shared by those interested in the subject. Major sections focus on the experience of particular disciplines in applying computational methods to research problems; the basic principles of humanities computing; specific applications and methods; and production, dissemination and archiving. Accompanied by a website featuring supplementary materials, standard readings in the field and essays to be included in future editions of the Companion.

Computer Comprehensive Companion

Since this is not your home computer, but the child's, you may not have God Mode installed on the system. In that case, just load up the Control Panel and ...

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Author: Doug Knell

Publisher: Innovasion

ISBN: 9786163821751

Category: Computers

Page: 169

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"This book almost saved my last couple of marriages" - Andrew McBain, Computer Hacker Intl Written by an idiot savant who became acquainted with these secrets during a pseudo-religious experience! Preview the book and be saved. "Holy Mackeral! My Desktop Computer PC System Just Crashed. What The [email protected])*%# Should I Do?" An Apple a day may keep the doctor away, but what happens if you have a Windows PC and no computer science degree? The Computer Comprehensive Companion contains over 100 powerful tricks to broaden your computer knowledge, any single one when applied which will save you countless heartaches, money, and time, possibly a marriage. You've seen the encyclopedia-like Windows reference guides for dummies. Who the f-k reads those? You're no geek! What you need is a concise, entertaining, life-changing book to learn about computers that will finally put you in charge of your PC. Your Computer PC is the most important tool on your desktop. Should you remain completely ignorant about something that important? According to PC Magazine, 65% of Americans spend more time with their computer than they do with their spouse. In another magazine article, over 7 in 10 Americans claim they're more dependent on their PC than they were three years ago. For a machine you're so dependent on, don't you think it'd be prudent to better learn how computers work? Ignore another snoozefest book on software or hardware you'll quickly forget. The Computer Comprehensive Companion is packed with just the sort of computer knowledge, well beyond stuff only for dummies, that every Windows PC user needs. BE ABLE TO: * Salvage your system or at least minimize damage. By following the computer knowledge in this book before this painful day arrives, you should be reaching for a gin & tonic and not a shotgun. * Select the right warranty. * Recover accidentally deleted or corrupted files. * Keep your PC protected with optimal computer security science. * Speed up your Windows PC. * Perform backups. * Convert your files into universal file formats for sharing. * Get rid of hard-to-delete files. * View internet video offline on any device. * Convert video so it plays anywhere. * Build your dream song libraries. * Uninstall Windows software the right way. * Choose the ideal software without having to consult another book! * Use the proper computer science security diagnostic tools to monitor your PC's 'cholesterol.' * Compare different PC's for your next purchase. * Make the best decision on which software upgrades to book. * Monitor the children so they can't abuse the internet and computer's DVD player 24/7. * And much more. You want to know the problems with those other books that try to teach you how computers work? You surely know some since, in the past, you must have bought a number of these cumbersome paperweights posing as a software book. Let me remind you of just two. First, those other books are written in boring techno-geek. They might be packed with some knowledge to learn about computers, but that doesn't do you a whole lot of good when you can't stay awake past the first chapter. You don't have to worry about that here. And second, those other techno geek books focus only on Windows for dummies tricks. What you need to know about Windows is given its due, but the title of this easy-to-understand book is not the Windows Comprehensive Companion. Put into practice just a handful of the computer knowledge you'll be taught, and we're positive you'll consider this book one of the best educational investments you've ever made. This is a companion who will never let you down!

The Cambridge Companion to Electronic Music

Fernando Lopez-Lezcano created a software suite called Planet CCRMA which is installed on every Stanford studio machine, and ideally on the home computer of ...

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Author: Nick Collins

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107495326

Category: Music

Page: 312

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Musicians are always quick to adopt and explore new technologies. The fast-paced changes wrought by electrification, from the microphone via the analogue synthesiser to the laptop computer, have led to a wide diversity of new musical styles and techniques. Electronic music has grown to a broad field of investigation, taking in historical movements such as musique concrète and elektronische musik, and contemporary trends such as electronic dance music and electronica. A fascinating array of composers and inventors have contributed to a diverse set of technologies, practices and music. This book brings together some novel threads through this scene, from the viewpoint of researchers at the forefront of the sonic explorations empowered by electronic technology. The chapters provide accessible and insightful overviews of core topic areas and uncover some hitherto less publicised corners of worldwide movements. Recent areas of intense activity such as audiovisuals, live electronic music, interactivity and network music are actively promoted.

The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism

'Imagine, if you will, sitting down to your morning coffee, turning on your home computer to read the day's newspaper. Well, it's not as far-fetched as it ...

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Author: Stuart Allan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135261962

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 477

The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism presents an authoritative, comprehensive assessment of diverse forms of news media reporting – past, present and future. Including 60 chapters, written by an outstanding team of internationally respected authors, the Companion provides scholars and students with a reliable, historically informed guide to news media and journalism studies. The Companion has the following features: It is organised to address a series of themes pertinent to the on-going theoretical and methodological development of news and journalism studies around the globe. The focus encompasses news institutions, production processes, texts, and audiences. Individual chapters are problem-led, seeking to address ‘real world’ concerns that cast light on an important dimension of news and journalism – and show why it matters. Entries draw on a range of academic disciplines to explore pertinent topics, particularly around the role of journalism in democracy, such as citizenship, power and public trust. Discussion revolves primarily around academic research conducted in the UK and the US, with further contributions from other national contexts - thereby allowing international comparisons to be made. The Routledge Companion to News and Journalism provides an essential guide to key ideas, issues, concepts and debates, while also stressing the value of reinvigorating scholarship with a critical eye to developments in the professional realm. The paperback edition of this Companion includes four new chapters, focusing on news framing, newsmagazines, digital radio news, and social media. Contributors: G. Stuart Adam, Stuart Allan, Chris Atton, Brian Baresch, Geoffrey Baym, W. Lance Bennett, Rodney Benson, S. Elizabeth Bird, R. Warwick Blood, Tanja Bosch, Raymond Boyle, Bonnie Brennen, Qing Cao, Cynthia Carter, Anabela Carvalho, Deborah Chambers, Lilie Chouliaraki, Lisbeth Clausen, James R. Compton, Simon Cottle, Ros Coward, Andrew Crisell, Mark Deuze, Roger Dickinson, Wolfgang Donsbach, Mats Ekström, James S.Ettema, Natalie Fenton, Bob Franklin, Herbert J. Gans, Mark Glaser, Mark Hampton, Joseph Harker, Jackie Harrison, John Hartley, Alfred Hermida, Andrew Hoskins, Shih-Hsien Hsu, Dale Jacquette, Bengt Johansson, Richard Kaplan, Carolyn Kitch, Douglas Kellner, Larsåke Larsson, Justin Lewis, Jake Lynch, Mirca Madianou, Donald Matheson, Heidi Mau, Brian McNair, Kaitlynn Mendes, Máire Messenger Davies, Toby Miller, Martin Montgomery, Marguerite Moritz, Mohammed el-Nawawy, Henrik Örnebring, Julian Petley, Shawn Powers, Greg Philo, Stephen D. Reese, Barry Richards, David Rowe, Philip Seib, Jane B. Singer, Guy Starkey, Linda Steiner, Daya Kishan Thassu, John Tulloch, Howard Tumber, Silvio Waisbord, Gary Whannel, Andrew Williams, Barbie Zelizer

The Innovation in Computing Companion

Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement, mathematical approaches to software quality, and the history of computing.

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Author: Gerard O'Regan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030026183

Category: Computers

Page: 340

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This encyclopedic reference provides a concise and engaging overview of the groundbreaking inventions and conceptual innovations that have shaped the field of computing, and the technology that runs the modern world. Each alphabetically-ordered entry presents a brief account of a pivotal innovation and the great minds behind it, selected from a wide range of diverse topics. Topics and features: Describes the development of Babbage’s computing machines, Leibniz’s binary arithmetic, Boole’s symbolic logic, and Von Neumann architecture Reviews a range of historical analog and digital computers, significant mainframes and minicomputers, and pioneering home and personal computers Discusses a selection of programming languages and operating systems, along with key concepts in software engineering and commercial computing Examines the invention of the transistor, the integrated circuit, and the microprocessor Relates the history of such developments in personal computing as the mouse, the GUI, Atari video games, and Microsoft Office Surveys innovations in communications, covering mobile phones, WiFi, the Internet and World Wide Web, e-commerce, smartphones, social media, and GPS Presents coverage of topics on artificial intelligence, the ATM, digital photography and digital music, robotics, and Wikipedia Contains self-test quizzes and a helpful glossary This enjoyable compendium will appeal to the general reader curious about the intellectual milestones that led to the digital age, as well as to the student of computer science seeking a primer on the history of their field. Dr. Gerard O'Regan is a CMMI software process improvement consultant with research interests including software quality and software process improvement, mathematical approaches to software quality, and the history of computing. He is the author of such Springer titles as World of Computing, Concise Guide to Formal Methods, Concise Guide to Software Engineering, and Guide to Discrete Mathematics.

The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE 171 personal computer kit called the Altair. Bill Gates, a 20-year-old Harvard student, and his high- school friend Paul Allen, 22, ...

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Author: John L. Heilbron

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195112296

Category: Science

Page: 994

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Containing 609 encyclopedic articles written by more than 200 prominent scholars, The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science presents an unparalleled history of the field invaluable to anyone with an interest in the technology, ideas, discoveries, and learned institutions that have shaped our world over the past five centuries. Focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the early twenty-first century, the articles cover all disciplines (Biology, Alchemy, Behaviorism), historical periods (the Scientific Revolution, World War II, the Cold War), concepts (Hypothesis, Space and Time, Ether), and methodologies and philosophies (Observation and Experiment, Darwinism). Coverage is international, tracing the spread of science from its traditional centers and explaining how the prevailing knowledge of non-Western societies has modified or contributed to the dominant global science as it is currently understood. Revealing the interplay between science and the wider culture, the Companion includes entries on topics such as minority groups, art, religion, and science's practical applications. One hundred biographies of the most iconic historic figures, chosen for their contributions to science and the interest of their lives, are also included. Above all The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science is a companion to world history: modern in coverage, generous in breadth, and cosmopolitan in scope. The volume's utility is enhanced by a thematic outline of the entire contents, a thorough system of cross-referencing, and a detailed index that enables the reader to follow a specific line of inquiry along various threads from multiple starting points. Each essay has numerous suggestions for further reading, all of which favor literature that is accessible to the general reader, and a bibliographical essay provides a general overview of the scholarship in the field. Lastly, as a contribution to the visual appeal of the Companion, over 100 black-and-white illustrations and an eight-page color section capture the eye and spark the imagination.

Parents Computer Companion

With CD-ROMs that hold tens of thousands of written pages on a single disc, it's
possible to place an encyclopedia or even an entire library on your home
computer. The advantage of computerized reference material is that you can
generally ...

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Author: Jason D. Baker

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

ISBN: 080106077X

Category: Computers

Page: 139

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Examines how parents can foster computer literacy in their children and includes information on ways to locate and use the best online and computer products available

The MIDI Companion

59 MIDI and the home computer are a perfect combination for making music together . All the creative possibilities of computers for the MIDI musician are ...

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Author: Jeffrey Carl Rona

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 0793530776

Category: Music

Page: 96

View: 155

(Book). Here's your complete guide to using MIDI synthesizers, samplers, soundcards, sequencers, computers and more! The MIDI Companion shows how a MIDI system or systems for a wide range of situations can be assembled quickly, easily and trouble-free. Describes how to synchronize MIDI sequencers, drum machines, multitrack equipment, SMPTE-based equipment, and other MIDI instruments. Describes each and every MIDI code and the techniques used in transmitting these codes between various MIDI devices. Explains how to get the most out of any musical situation that calls for the use of synthesizers and electronic musical instruments. This totally new edition includes more information on the actual applications and musical uses for MIDI. A complete chapter devoted to General MIDI, plus the charts for GM sounds. Two additional new chapters on The MIDI Studio and MIDI And The Personal Computer. New diagrams, updated diagrams, new graphics. Profusely illustrated with pictures, photographs and diagrams, and also includes a detailed glossary.

The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories

The origins of the international Demoscene can be traced to the late 1970s, when home computers began to appear on the consumer market for the masses ...

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Author: Gerard Goggin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317607649

Category: Social Science

Page: 548

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The Routledge Companion to Global Internet Histories brings together research on the diverse Internet histories that have evolved in different regions, language cultures and social contexts across the globe. While the Internet is now in its fifth decade, the understanding and formulation of its histories outside of an anglophone framework is still very much in its infancy. From Tunisia to Taiwan, this volume emphasizes the importance of understanding and formulating Internet histories outside of the anglophone case studies and theoretical paradigms that have thus far dominated academic scholarship on Internet history. Interdisciplinary in scope, the collection offers a variety of historical lenses on the development of the Internet: as a new communication technology seen in the context of older technologies; as a new form of sociality read alongside previous technologically mediated means of relating; and as a new media "vehicle" for the communication of content.

The ZX Programmers Companion

the computer can open and close the curtains and turn the lights on and ... Although interfaces are available for many personal computers that would ...

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Author: John Grant

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521270448

Category: Computers

Page: 246

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Explains How to Design & Write Specific Application Programs on the Timex-Sinclair

The Apple Home Companion

home computer on the condition that the TV go . She decided being a computer
widow was preferable to being a football widow . He's probably better off , too .
Computer Disillusionment . Computers are getting a lot of hype these days .

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Author: George Beekman

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: PSU:000010626962

Category: Apple II Plus (Computer)

Page: 350

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Xoom Companion

Then, from your home or work computer, send yourself an email from every account you also use on your Xoom, and wait until you receive those emails back at ...

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Author: Joli Ballew

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118130643

Category: Computers

Page: 304

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An easy-to-follow guide that helps you get the most out of your Xoom device Motorola Xoom is one of the hottest new tablets but the owner's manual only goes so far to cover features and functions. This full-color guide is packed with useful tips, invaluable advice, and easy-to-follow shortcuts that help you quickly get acquainted with the Motorola Xoom OS. You'll explore tasks such as working with e-mail, messaging, browsing, utilizing the calendar, making appointments, enjoying and sharing photos and music, using maps, referencing contacts, adjusting the settings, working with security, checking out voice features, and more. Goes beyond the basics and escorts you from initial set-up of your Motorola Xoom to fluency using step-by-step, full-color instructions Touches on useful Motorola Xoom applications and tells you where to get them Assists you with customizing your Motorola Xoom phone, maximizing its features, and getting comfortable with the operating system Features numerous color screen shots, helpful advice, and invaluable tips for getting maximum use from your Motorola Xoom phone If you're eager to get savvy with your Motorola Xoom tablet, then this book needs to be your constant companion!

The Blackwell Companion to Globalization

People in India can answer phone calls (in excellent English) in their homes or they can prepare American tax returns on their home computers.

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Author: George Ritzer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119538530

Category: Political Science

Page: 752

View: 703

This companion features original essays on the complexity of globalization and its diverse and sometimes conflicting effects. Written by top scholars in the field, it offers a nuanced and detailed examination of globalization that includes both positive and critical evaluations. Introduces the major players, theories, and methodologies Explores the major areas of impact, including the environment, cities, outsourcing, consumerism, global media, politics, religion, and public health Addresses the foremost concerns of global inequality, corruption, international terrorism, war, and the future of globalization Wide-ranging and comprehensive, an excellent text for undergraduate and graduate students in a range of disciplines