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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Programming, Second Edition by Greg Perry

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It Takes More Than a Computer

Many people today buy a computer thinking that all of their problems are solved, only to find that the computer offers little or no help at all. Perhaps more computer buyers should be taught that the computer by itself is useless. As a programmer, it is incumbent upon you to teach others that a computer is useless but a computer information system is useful. It is a computer information system that most people need when they purchase a computer, but it is just a computer that they usually end up with.

A computer information system is more than just a computer. Buyers of computers are not satisfied by the promise of computing unless they learn that a successful computer information system always consists of the following ...

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