Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology
Call Number: Reference QA76.15 .H43 2009
Publication Date: 2008-11-01
Praise for the previous edition: "...an excellent reference resource that is easy to navigate...Highly recommended..."—Choice "Highly recommended."—Library Media Connection "Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries."—Booklist Computers play a crucial role in our day-to-day lives. With more than 160 black-and-white photographs and illustrations, Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology, Revised Edition provides a detailed examination of this fascinating field for students and general readers alike. This necessary update boasts more than 50-percent new material—a total of more than 600 updated entries, more than 175 new to this edition, that reflect recent information. Helpful appendixes include a chronology of significant events in computing, a listing of achievements in the field, and brief descriptions and contact information for some important organizations in the computer field. Major corporations and organizations in the computer field are now covered, as well as many new biographies. Further reading sections have been revised and expanded. New entries include: Ajax Blogs and blogging Bluetooth Censorship and the Internet Cooperative processing Cyberlaw Cyberterrorism Electronic voting systems Fiber optics Identity theft Internet access policy Legal software Mashups Microsoft Corporation Neural interfaces Online job searching and recruiting Phishing and spoofing Podcasting Ruby Ivan Edward Sutherland Virtualization VOIP Wikis and Wikipedia and more.