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Course material reading companions
If you are using this course material as part of an actual course (e.g. at university), then please refer to the course literature list provided by the teachers.
Below we list some literature that we recommend as readings for this course material to complement the material found on this wiki.
|Title||Author||Publisher||ISBN 10||ISBN 13||Year/edition||Price (circa)||Pages||Comments|
|Understanding the Digital World:
What You Need to Know about
|Brian W. Kernighan||PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS||n/a||9780691176543||2017||230 SEK||256||Newer edition of D is for Digital|
Pick one of them.
|D Is for Digital:
What a Well-Informed Person Should Know about
|Brian W. Kernighan||CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform||n/a||9781463733896||2011||200 SEK||238||Covers most of this course material's topics|
Older version of
Pick one of them.
|Datorkunskap för IT-studenter:
Vad varje student behöver veta för att klara IT-studier (Swedish compendium)
|Rikard Fröberg and Henrik Sandklef||Juneday||n/a||n/a||2018-2019||Free for students||100||Covers a lot of this course material's topics|
The digital landscape, digitalization, digital this or that
Oxford defines Landscape as follows
All the visible features of an area of land, often considered in terms of their aesthetic appeal.
1.1 A picture representing an area of countryside.
1.2 (mass noun) The genre of landscape painting.
1.3 The distinctive features of a sphere of activity.
The above definition didn't quite help the authors of this wiki to understand what digital landscape may mean, but we guess that it is the latter definition, the distinctive features of a sphere of activity, where the sphere of activity then must be digital. Perhaps it means digital activities? But that begs the question, what is a digital activity?
Hopefully, you will learn about digitalization throughout this course material. It's probably best that we now also define what we mean by digitalization (sometimes: Digitization). We're not talking about a trend in society, but rather the activity of converting information into a computer-readable format (organizing the information in bits - binary numbers). In fact, we have a whole module dedicated to the beautiful topic of bits and bytes.
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Where to go next
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