Computing Concepts for Information Technology

This will become an eBook available free to professors, students, and anyone who might benefit from it. I’m also planning a print edition for those who want a “real book.” That will necessarily cost a small amount of money. More than half the text has been written but only Chapters One, Two, Three, Five, and Seven are in final form. Final form means it’s been reviewed by a peer and a subject matter expert, and proofread by at least one person who’s not me. I’ve published the completed chapters and those in progress on the Web in case they might help someone. A chapter that’s “in review” is complete and being reviewed by a subject matter expert. The links are PDF files.

Concept for cover design, with printed-circuit like tracing, title, and author.
Cover design by Andrea Vom Ende Thoma
3D book mockup by Anthony Boyd Graphics


Front matter Table of Contents (partial) 
Title pages
 Foreword Preface

  1. Where We Are − How We Got Here
  2. Representing Information
  3. Digital Logic
  4. The CPU and Memory
  5. Input and Output (Partial draft)
  6. Networks and Data Communications
  7. Computer Software (Outline only)
  8. Information Security (mobile formats available)
  9. Computing in the 21st Century



Suggestions, comments, criticisms:

Please, please... under no circumstances upload these chapters to Chegg, Course Hero, or similar sites. I’m giving this away free to help students, and you will be able to get the current version, free, right here. Chegg and Couse Hero, especially, do not respect the rights of authors. They’ll charge students for something that’s free, then supply an out-of-date copy, so just don’t do it, OK? If you got this copy from someplace like Chegg or Course Hero, please send the link you used to, then get the current copy from the links above. Thanks!