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Telecommunications Device For The Deaf (TDD)
Number of words: 360 - Number of pages: 2

.... light serves as a signal that they have a telephone call. The receiving person puts his telephone receiver on the cradle of his TDD machine and both parties begin communicating. While one party types the other party reads. Unfortunately, TDD machines only have half-duplex capabilities. This means that only one person at a time can type. On that account, people who use TDD machines use letters that represent word-signals, which aid in the process of keeping the conversation flowing. For instance, when one person says, “Hello, this is Mike,” he uses the let .....


Computer Piracy
Number of words: 1959 - Number of pages: 8

.... a software product. It occurs in a number of forms, from the sharing of floppy disks to mismanagement of network software licenses and the production of counterfeit CD-ROMs, including “compilation CDs” that can contain thousands of dollars worth of products.” There are many ways that an individual can commit computer/software piracy. There are six different methods that you can pirate software. The first method of software piracy is called End User Copying. This is the most common method of software/. In order to do this, the individual who purcahsed the softwa .....


Internet Censorship
Number of words: 1990 - Number of pages: 8

.... of the law should be prosecuted. There is anonymity on the Internet and so ages and identities are not known this makes it hard to determine if illegal activities are taking place in regards to people under the legal age. As well, it is difficult to completely delete speech once it has been posted, Meaning that distributing materials that are obscene are banned becomes easy The American Library Association (ALA) has a definition that states censorship is “the change in the access status of material, made by a governing authority or its representativ .....


Brief History Of Databases
Number of words: 1723 - Number of pages: 7

.... developed a marketing information system for marketing research. In 1970, the Montgomery urban model was developed stressing the quantitative aspect of management by highlighting a data bank, a model bank, and a measurement statistics bank. All of these factors will be influential on future models of storing data in a pool. According to Martine, in 1981, a database is a shared collection of interrelated data designed to meet the needs of multiple types of end users. The data is stored in one location so that they are independent of the programs that use .....


Networks
Number of words: 3725 - Number of pages: 14

.... and backup systems are two examples of special hardware which often have low use rates. By setting up several computers to share these resources, money is saved from having to provide (for example) each user with their own printer. Fewer peripherals also can translate into lower maintenance costs and lower capital investments on the system as a whole. TYPES OF NETWORKS Networks fall into two categories: Server-Client, and Peer-To-Peer. Server-Client is often the fastest (and more expensive) of the two systems. In this setup one computer is des .....


The Invention Of The Computer
Number of words: 2440 - Number of pages: 9

.... all ordinary arithmetic operations can be performed (Soma, 14). 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 father who was a tax collector (Soma, 32). In the early 1800’s, a mathematics professor named Charles Babbage designed an automatic calculation machine. It was steam powered and could store up to 1000 50-digit numbers. Built in to his machine were operations that included everythin .....


Facing Reality
Number of words: 950 - Number of pages: 4

.... are uncomprehending. He says the United States is no more distant from catastrophe than the Germans, for he states that Americans experience of war in the past has created an attitude of "it can't happen here" to grow. Weizenbaum tries to say the military is not an evil or technology is not evil because it has been adopted by the military, but we are becoming increasingly militarized. I think he states this in an effort not to make direct negative statements towards the government in fear of the possibility of prosecution. Although the computers' persona .....


Changes From Technology
Number of words: 570 - Number of pages: 3

.... do we as a society adjust to technological change? The answer lies in society's ability to effectively measure the costs and benefits of technological change. The rapid growth of technology brings with it a massive amount of hope, but also despair. Kids are growing up with computers. They are learning more and faster than other generations could. This is wonderful, right? Maybe not. Will computers deplete the social skills kids need to mature? Will being a member of America OnLine rather than a youth group prove to be helpful or the opposite? Our generation wil .....



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