Technology And Computing Papers

  • History Of The Computer Industry In America

    3303 words, 14 pages

    Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. A machine that has done all this and more now exists in nearly every business in the U.S. and one out of every two households (Hall, 156). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, but its ancestors have been around for 2000 years. However, only in the last 40 years has it changed the

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    The Evolution Of The Microprocessor

    2619 words, 11 pages

    Only once in a lifetime will a new invention come about to touch every aspect of our lives. Such a device that changes the way we work, live, and play is a special one, indeed. The Microprocessor has been around since 1971 years, but in the last few years it has changed the American calculators to video games and computers (Givone 1). Many microprocessors have been manufactured for all sorts of products; some have succeeded and some have not. This paper will discuss the evolution and history of the most prominent 16 and 32 bit micro

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    Virtual Reality

    1521 words, 7 pages

    Virtual reality as of recent, while still extremely new, has become the topic of many opposing viewpoints. It has caught the eye of the general public for several reasons. Perhaps, this is mainly because of all the possibilities which virtual reality creates. Note that the possibilities are not pre- determined as either good or bad, mainly because there are many different opinions to the future of this developing technology. However, despite the controversy this new technology has aroused, society should not remain skeptical. Virtual reali

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    Great Expectations

    1229 words, 5 pages

    The novel Great Expectations published in1860 by Charles Dickens involves the protagonist Pip and his attempts to climb the social hierarchy and become a gentleman. The story is set in countryside London where Pip is part of the working class. Pips?parents passed away when he was very young and he is to live with his sister Mrs Joe, who is married to a compassionate blacksmith. One day Pip is taken to a very wealthy house owned by Miss Havisham to play with a handsome girl called Estella who Pip falls in love with. The country folks thought Pip may be lucky and gain financial prospects from Mi

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    The Applicationof Information Technology

    1396 words, 6 pages

    1 Introduction With the beginning of the 21st century, the information technology is developing at a rapid rate. The IT applications are playing crucial roles in different fields and areas including science research, manufacturing industry, education and so on. The IT application utilized in universities is a typical case which reflects its significant functions. Such university-used applications encompass a wide range of items such as computers, personal communication devices, digital video and sound system, email, the Internet and so on (Davison C, 2005). This paper

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    Wireless Security

    5580 words, 23 pages

    Abstract Wireless Networking technology is now one of most popular networking and convenient technology but still the security issue is big concern for this technology. This research assignment will explore the wireless networking focusing on its security protocols and its development. Overview of wireless networking Computer users are getting more and more interested in accessing the Internet wirelessly because of its convenience and mobility. Nowadays, business travellers use wireless laptops to stay in touch with the home office; vacationers beam snapshots to fr

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    Evaluation Of The Legend Of Zelda Hypertextual Literature

    2034 words, 9 pages

    "I am buried here. You can resurrect me, but only piecemeal. If you want to see the whole, you will have to sew me together yourself." This excerpt from Shelly Jackson's Patchwork Girl accurately summarizes an emerging genre of storytelling, the videogame. Unlike traditional narratives, video games are breaking grounds as a form of storytelling where a story must be put together through play interaction, and only through this interaction does the player develop through the plot. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is an innovative video game, commonly listed in the top

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    2 D Animation Focusing On 50 S Animation

    2007 words, 9 pages

    Animation is a form of art that is mostly used for entertainment purposes as well as having a place in learning and educational films and advertising; it’s used all around us everyday in different forms. Since the beginning of time you can see how humans have tried to capture a sense of motion in art. For example this Egyptian wall decoration from around 2000bc shows two people fighting in different positions set out in a kind of comic book form. Also when you look at work such as Leonardo Di Vinci in his most famous illustrations he shows human limbs in different positions giving a sense

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    Bill Gates - Entrepreneur, Software Executive And Chairman Of Microsoft

    1013 words, 5 pages

    Bill Gates is considered to be one of the greatest businessmen of all time. He has led himself through his software company to become one of the richest men on the planet. Bill Gates is an entrepreneur, software executive and chairman of Microsoft that is said to be a monopoly. William was born on October 28, 1995 in Seattle, to William and Mary Gates. He grew up with an older and younger sister, and their family was rich. He attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. When he was 13, he fell in love with software and started to work on compute

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    Teens And Peer Pressure Social Influences On Teens Today

    1107 words, 5 pages

    What is peer pressure? Peer Pressure is the social pressure on one of a peers group of friends to take a certain action or behavior because that's what everyone else is doing. Teenagers today are starting to: drink, smoke, have sexual interactions and use illegal drugs and a much younger age. This is caused by peer pressure because today teens are willing to do whatever it takes to fit into so what the so called “popular” crowd. Most teenagers have the goal to fit into these so called groups or cliques and it takes over all of the other goals as which they had originally had from the beginning

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    History Of Computers

    1490 words, 6 pages

    The earliest existence of a modern day computer's ancestor was the abacus. These date back to almost 2000 years ago. It is simply a wooden rack holding parallel wires on which beads are strung. When these beads are moved along the wire according to "programming" rules that the user must memorize, all ordinary arithmetic operations can be performed. The next innovation in computers took place in 1694 when Blaise Pascal invented the first "digital calculating machine". It could only add numbers and they had to be entered by turning dials. It was designed to help Pascal's

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    Should Teens Under 18 Be Allowed To Under Go Plastic Surgery

    2295 words, 10 pages

    According to The American Society Of Plastic Surgery, in 2003, four percent of those people receiving plastic surgery are the ages 18 years and younger. The American Society Of Plastic Surgery has verified that over 330,000 teenagers 18 and younger have under-gone some kind of plastic surgery in 2005 (Plastic 2). Teens should be able to make the mature decision of whether or not to have surgery, because it is healthy that teens know they have control over the appearance of there body. Also, it helps teens feel better about themselves, in which, branches off into more po

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    Analysis Of Our Solar System

    1306 words, 6 pages

    Analysis of our Solar System On a hot summer night, as you are sitting outside enjoying the evening, you tilt your head back and look into the night sky. You begin to wonder what is really out there? How far away are the stars? Are they stars or are they planets? We live in a part of the night sky called the ¡§Milky Way Galaxy.¡¨ Our galaxy can be seen with the naked eye on a clear summer night. It resembles a ribbon stretched across the night sky. During the summer is when the Milky Way is at its fullest with the stars so clustered together they look like one white mass. Ou

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    Organizational Analysis

    1465 words, 6 pages

    Our society is made up of organisations, and we interact with them every day. These organisations are as diverse as the people who make them up and the goals to which they aspire. This paper will establish a working definition of what an organisation is, and then outline the main designs of organisational structures. Using the information gained an analysis of the organisation structure of H. Troon will be undertaken with a view to establishing the organisation’s capacity to provide Total Quality Services. An organisation is composed of people who interact with each

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    Mobile Phone Addiction A New Health Crisis

    1170 words, 5 pages

    A recent Australian study found that one in five mobile phone owners was obsessed with their phone and potentially addicted to the device. Whilst this is an alarming statement, the concept of mobile phone addiction is relatively new. This essay will explore the setting, appeal, and symbolic meaning of the mobile phone, the notion of "addiction versus dependency"; and, its behavioural repercussions. It will be argued that mobile phone addiction could become one of the major non-drug addictions of our time. Currently, mobile subscriptions are wel

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    Risk Analysis On Investment Decision

    1347 words, 6 pages

    The capital budgeting simulation presented a company by the name of Silicon Arts Inc. Silicon Arts Inc., is a four-year-old company that manufacturers digital imaging integrated circuits wants to increase their profit share and keep pace with technology. Silicon Arts Inc. is looking to expand by pursuing two objectives: increase market share and keep pace with technology. This paper will discuss the valuation techniques to external investment strategies and internal investment strategies to make a final decision on the project. The decision will be made by analyzing th

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    Global Warming

    1304 words, 6 pages

    Preface The Road, by Cormac McCarthy discusses when the past has become like a place inhabited by the newly blind, all of it slowly slipping away. As for looking toward the future, “there is no later,” the book says starkly. “This is later.” “The Road” offers nothing in the way of escape or comfort. It demonstrates that fearless wisdom is more permanent than reassurance could ever be. This book helps show how everything we do today, affects us in petite ways and in great ways for the outcome of our future. “A haunting and grim novel about civilizations slow death af

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    Is Threat Toindia Software Industry

    1697 words, 7 pages

    Is China a threat or an opportunity? As with many sectors in Indian industry, the Indian software industry too is worried over the threat from China. Yet in software and hardware, India might have an opportunity that more than makes up for any threat, say Srikanth R P and Rajneesh De For 40 years now, since border skirmishes erupted just after some emotional posturing in 1962, Indians and Chinese have viewed each other with mutual suspicion. Over the years, although the two gigantic countries have settled some differences, they still seem to warily circle each ot

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    William Henry Gates Iii

    1077 words, 5 pages

    William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington to William H. Gates, Jr. and Mary Maxwell Gates. His family was wealthy; his father was a lawyer and his mother served on the board of directors for First Interstate Bank and the United Way. His grandfather was also a National Bank president. Gates has one older sister, Kristi, and one younger sister, Libby. He was the fourth person with his name in his family, but was known as William Gates III or "Trey" because his father got rid of his "III" suffix. Several writers claim that his father set up a million-dollar t

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    Comparative Analysis Of Computer Display Systems

    1902 words, 8 pages

    When shopping for a new computer system, consumers tend to agonize over the CPU speed, hard disk size, or memory, but what about the one component of a computer that is equally utilized? The monitor often referred to as a display screen. The monitor is the component of a computer system that displays the messages and data being processed by the computer's central processor unit. Two of the most common types of monitors are the CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors and LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) monitors. Despite significant differences between LCD and CRT technologies, both types are equally m

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    What Is The Best Way To Prepare Teens For The Challenges They Face In The Future

    4651 words, 19 pages

    Introduction “I have also said that if you took a normal thirteen-year-old and considered him an adult, he would probably be deemed mentally ill because a thirteen-year-old’s thought patterns are so different from those of an adults” ( Meier, as cited in Roth, 1999, p. 9). Young people, the future fresh, exciting, and inviting. No longer inhibited with parental constraints, teens become adults. When does it happen? Is it overnight? What is the best way to prepare teens to face challenges in the future? As teens embark on their journey, going through childhood, adolescence, and finally e

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    Uses Of Graphene In Everyday Products

    1390 words, 6 pages

    At this day in age, pencils are so commonly found that society doesn’t second guess this piece of technology. Every time a pencil is used, the phenomenon behind it is simply taken for granted. The lead of a pencil could never be converted into more advanced technology like in electronics, right? Graphene comes from graphite, the lead in a pencil: a kind of pure carbon formed from flat, stacked layers of atoms.1,2,3 Graphene possesses many qualities that are favorable in electronics. Could these carbon sheets hold value in our society? Graphene is made up entirely

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    The Box Man By Barbara Lazear Ascher’

    1807 words, 8 pages

    “The Box Man” was written in 1986 in Barbara Lazear Ascher’s first book, Dancing after Dark and was later reprinted in the Compact Reader. The setting of the Box Man essay took place in Manhattan, New York. Although it was never stated, Ascher hinted at this by mentioning two of New York’s newspapers the Daily News and the Wall Street Journal (Ascher par 8). In addition she gives the address “220 East Forty-Fifth Street” which is right in front of where I lived. The three main characters in this essay are the Box Man, the lady at the coffee shop and the lady across th

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    4157 words, 17 pages

    Purpose The purpose of Wi-Fi is to hide complexity by enabling wireless access to applications and data, media and streams. The main aims of Wi-Fi are: facilitate access to information ensure compatibility and coexistence eliminate cabling and wiring eliminate switches, adapters, plugs and connectors. [edit] Uses A Wi-Fi enabled device such as a PC, game console, cell phone, MP3 player or PDA can connect to the Internet when within range of a wireless network connected to the Internet. The coverage of one or more interconnected access points — called a ho

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    1154 words, 5 pages

    Edwin Powell Hubble (1889 – 1953), an American astronomer joined Mount Wilson Observatory, California in 1917 and this golden opportunity led him to make a great discovery that broke a new ground in the world of cosmology. At Mount Wilson, he met his greatest scientific rival, Harlow Shapley, a well-reputed astronomer who had measured the size of Milky Way and on this basis erroneously concluded that the spiral nebulae must be relatively nearby clusters and merely patches of dust and gas in the sky. Shapley had the same conventional thinking of that time that the Milky Way was all there was to

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    Team Dynamics In The Workplace

    1093 words, 5 pages

    This paper contains the definition of the phrase team dynamics. The roles within a team are also discussed. Many of the pitfalls to proper team functioning are included. The importance of the team manager, controller, and other team members are vital to the success of the team. This paper includes information regarding findings about individual agenda versus team agenda. The Dictionary defines team as “a number of persons associated together in work or activity.” (Merriam-Webster. 2007.) The dictionary also defines dynamic as “the underlying cause of change or growth.” (Merriam-Webster. 2

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    Creating A New Internet Business: The Boston Public Library Goes Wireless

    1451 words, 6 pages

    The most important facts that surround the case of the Boston Public Library and its decision to install a wireless network include the fact that this was the first free municipal library in the United States, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. This is relevant to the case because this shows that this library was ‘ahead of the competition’ in most areas. However, BPL’s Copley Square location was a Boston landmark that was a historical building and therefore had federal restrictions on alterations. When the historic library was renovated, they decide

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    Gap Analysis: Global Communications

    1630 words, 7 pages

    University of Phoenix MBA 500 Global Communication is a communication company that is facing problems with diminishing stock. The stockholders have given the senior team the task of finding a solution to why the stocks are falling and what can be done to regain its position. The senior team realized that there was too much competition. With current increase in technology and services, Global Communication was not able to keep up. The senior team presented their idea of outsourcing to the stockholders. They were able to persuade the stockholders to accept their proposal by predicting

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    1984 By Sinclair

    1566 words, 7 pages

    Kenan Besirevic 1984 To begin, technology is both, a simple and complex advances that benefit humanity in one way, and hurt us in the other. I, on the other hand strongly feel that continuing advancement in technology is and will be beneficial to society. While other people can disagree, and probably bring up some good arguments in where the technology has done more harm than good, I still feel that the advancement of technology is inevitable. We, as humans are always in search of a way to make our lives easier and better. Since the beginning of time, human kind has been advancing in te

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    Information Systems And Vulnerability To Threats

    2269 words, 10 pages

    Internet security refers to techniques for assuring that data stored in a computer cannot be accessed or compromised by anyone without authorization. Common security measures are data encryption and passwords. Routers, firewalls, anti-virus, and anti-spyware can also greatly reduce vulnerability to threats. (“Internet Security”, 2008) Information security exists where there are policies and procedures in place as well as physical and technical measures that provide CIA. CIA is an acronym for confidentiality, integrity, and availability. Confidentiality shields information from unwante

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    Discuss Theories Of Memory And Relate To Your Own Memory

    1705 words, 7 pages

    Atkinson & Shiffrin (1968) and Badderly & Hitch (1974) produced two well known theories of memory. This discussion will explain the two theories supplying sufficient evidence to support each theory. It will outline any criticisms of each theory and demonstrate ways that I use memory. The disscusion will come to a closure with a final conclusion based on the discussion held. The definition of memory is the ability to store things in a persons mind and to be able to recall them. This idea would be useful for people of our past times, in order for hunting and avoiding danger. If we were

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    Women And The Glass Ceiling

    2098 words, 9 pages

    Introduction Physician assisted suicide has been a controversial issue addressing, physical, ethical, religious, and psychological, perspectives. It is debated greatly in the medical community and in government. It is viewed as a personal issue to some, while others view it as a legal issue. Regardless of the manner in which one views this issue, it is widely debated and will always create controversy. While some contend that it is a means of relieving the terminally ill from a painful and undignified death, others believe that it is inhumane and devalues human li

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    Bridges Not Walls Learning To Better Communicate

    5187 words, 21 pages

    “Can you hear me now?” If you have heard this commercial on television you know that it is about the demonstrating the fact a particular cell phone company is constantly working to improve reception in all areas of the county. Today we have more ways to communicate the ever before, but are we really communicating or just speaking at each other? Communication is more than just hearing another person speak; it involves the ability to understand what the speakers’ intent is in the communication. Our text for this class Bridges Not Walls is about learning to better comm

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    The Instant Gratification Generation

    1496 words, 6 pages

    Twenty-some years ago, nearly half of the activities and functions that the average seventeen year old does on a daily basis didn’t exist. About fifty years ago man landed on the moon, but man most certainly wasn’t utilizing a service capable of connecting one to another half way around the globe. Nor was man able to enjoy a symphony via a wallet-sized device or able to create a stunning masterpiece on a sleek machine, thinner then an average textbook. Modern technology does offer enhanced educational opportunities, improved medicine, as well as faster communication and transportation. It

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    With Security At Risk A Push To Patch The Web

    1293 words, 6 pages

    Since a secret emergency meeting of computer security experts at Microsoft’s headquarters in March, Dan Kaminsky has been urging companies around the world to fix a potentially dangerous flaw in the basic plumbing of the Internet. While Internet service providers are racing to fix the problem, which makes it possible for criminals to divert users to fake Web sites where personal and financial information can be stolen, Mr. Kaminsky worries that they have not moved quickly enough. By his estimate, roughly 41 percent of the Internet is still vulnerable. Now Mr. Kami

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    Bill Gates Life

    1905 words, 8 pages

    It was during the spring term of 1968, at Lakeside Prep School that Bill Gates first used a computer. Though computers were still too expensive to buy, the school held a fundraiser and acquired computer time on a DEC PDP-10 owned by General Electric. This cost them several thousand dollars but the school expected this to last them a whole year. However the schools did not count on the enthusiasm of several young students. He, Paul Allen and several other students (of which many became Microsoft programmers) became addicted to the computer, spending all day and all night writing programs and r

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    Problem Solution Kuiper Leda

    3029 words, 13 pages

    Problem Solution: Kuiper Leda Kuiper Leda operates within the electronic components manufacturing industry with 400 million dollars in revenue for 2007. Kuiper Leda has a smaller capacity than most of its competitors; however, it has a reputation in the industry for quality and delivery responsiveness. In March 2008, Kuiper Leda received a substantial order from an existing large customer for additional components beyond those Kuiper Leda had forecasted. Kuiper Leda did not have the capacity to meet its existing production obligations along with the new order and must identify alternate pr

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    Management Of Change In A Business

    2127 words, 9 pages

    School Assessed Coursework, VCE Business management Outcome 2: Analyze the management of change in a business By Kate Stewart The relevance to change management in a large scale organizations is management is required to respond quickly to an increasing range of forces driving change. These forces and pressures that drive change can arise internally and externally of an organization. The increased speed of change is a result of developments in technology, communications and competition. Change requires someone to manage and lead the actual change process. Th

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    Emi Cat Scanners

    1027 words, 5 pages

    In 1972 EMI Ltd., a company located in the United Kingdom with a history in music and electronics business, wanted to enter the competitive medical equipment business. The group's central research laboratory had developed a revolutionary x-ray imaging device named CAT SCAN. The CAT SCAN was characterized by linking conventional x-ray with data processing and cathode ray tube display technology. All three of these technologies were in existence. The technology EMI developed allowed for the integration of these components to produce three-dimensional radiographic image

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    High Performance Team

    1445 words, 6 pages

    High-performance is a key focal point for several businesses in view of the fact that groups and teams are becoming common amongst businesses. A high-level of performance makes up the foundation for groups and teams in the present day. The compilation of thoughts, wisdom, and skill of diverse people is better than that of one individual. From problem solving to innovation, companies have put their faith in the high-performances of groups and teams to put ones company in front the rest. This essay will discuss how a group can become a high-performance team, the impact

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    Marketing Research In Motion (Rim) Smart Phones

    1908 words, 8 pages

    Section 1) Situation Primary Issue: The primary issue facing Research in Motion (RIM) is that there is a great unrealized potential for growth in the consumer market. RIM needs to determine the best option for marketing the Blackberry Pearl in the consumer market. Traditionally RIM has allowed Rogers Wireless to control the promotion and place of distribution. This has allowed Rogers Wireless to control the positioning strategies it employs with the Blackberry Pearl which might not be concurrent with RIMs overall vision. Rogers’s promotion strategy is to take the com

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    Teaching & Learning In The Neomillennium

    2623 words, 11 pages

    From robotics to mobile wireless devices to digital artifacts, new technologies are changing the way colleges and universities educate students. The age of one-size-fits-all courses of fixed length, content, and pedagogy is over. With it, claim educators, arrive courses that better engage students and place them at the center of learning. This is due in large part to interactive technology and its ability to access information, resources, and people distributed across distance and time. The success of any technology, however, lies ultimately on how well it is put to use by teachers and stu

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    Retrenchments And Components Of Remuneration

    1955 words, 8 pages

    INTRODUCTION In this paper the following will be discussed with regards to retrenchments and components of remuneration: selection criteria; disclosure of information; what a severance package is; what the Act says about severance packages; severance package for normal termination; severance package rights; examples of what companies offer as a severance package. “The law allows you to retrench employees when you have a good commercial reason for reducing staff complement. It may also be because of bad economic circumstances, technological advancements, a restruct

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    Cesium Atom And Atomic Clocis

    1389 words, 6 pages

    The 1955 Cesium Atomic Clock at the National Physical Laboratory, UK. It kept time to a second in 300 years. A "cesium(-beam) atomic clock" (or "cesium-beam frequency standard") is a device that uses as a reference the exact frequency of the microwave spectral line emitted by atoms of the metallic element cesium, in particular its isotope of atomic weight 133 ("Cs-133"). The integral of frequency is time, so this frequency, 9,192,631,770 hertz (Hz = cycles/second), provides the fundamental unit of time, which may thus be measured by cesium clocks. Today, cesium clocks measure frequency wit

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    Development Of The Internet

    1345 words, 6 pages

    The Internet started out as a way to transmit data in real time across a series of linked computers. Text could be typed out and posted on one end and then downloaded and read on the other end. “The precursor to the Internet, ARPANET was a large wide-area network created by the United States Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (ARPA). Established in 1969, ARPANET served as a test bed for new networking technologies, which linked universities and research centers. The first two nodes that formed the ARPANET were UCLA and the Stanford Resear

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    Increase Of Computer Cyber Crime

    1543 words, 7 pages

    A report discussing the proposition that computer crime has increased dramatically over the last 10 years. Introduction Computer crime is generally defined as any crime accomplished through special knowledge of computer technology. Increasing instances of white-collar crime involve computers as more businesses automate and the information held by the computers becomes an important asset. Computers can also become objects of crime when they or their contents are damaged, for example when vandals attack the computer itself, or when a "computer virus" (a program

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    Cellphone Banned

    1367 words, 6 pages

    Mobile phones are considered by many as an essential part of modern day life, from the businessperson who uses the mobile phone as a vital link with the office, to the teenager who has the phone for recreational use. By using mobile phones are we damaging our long-term health just to stay in contact or worse simply just for a good image? Mobile or cellular phones have changed dramatically over the past two or three years. The new generation of WAP phones now allow the user to connect to the Internet, send e-mail and even listen to the radio. The e-mail feature, a tr

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    Moving Our World With Thought

    1945 words, 8 pages

    How do you move in a virtual world with thought? One way is to connect our brain to a computer and control our environment by thinking about it. We can do this with the brain-computer Interface System, a miraculous new technology that will change the lives of disabled people worldwide. This is just one of the many ways this technology can be used. The brain-computer interface is a new evolution of technology that will give us new medical advances to enable many to gain more access to the world around them. This extraordinary technology of the brain and computer interface has enormous pote

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    It Software In The Army

    2209 words, 9 pages

    Software has become the key element in enabling the military to field warfighting and combat support capabilities, and the importance of software will only increase in the future. The inherent characteristics of software provide three benefits for addressing military requirements: speed, linkage, and adaptability. Well designed and implemented software can be changed in minutes or hours versus the weeks and months required for hardware modification, thus permitting flexibility to address rapidly evolving mission requirements. In addition, software governs most of the interfaces of today's sy

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    Photography And The Digital Camera

    1209 words, 5 pages

    Digital camera is related to and evolved from the technology that record television images. A device that captures live images from television camera was released in 1951 and was called a video tape recorder. In 1963 a student from Stanford University invented a videodisk camera that could take a photograph and store the image on a disk for several minutes; this was the precursor of digital photography. On the other hand, digital images were also used by the government being spy satellites in 1970s. In the year 1972; a film electronic camera was invented by Texas Instru

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