Does the Internet Bring Freedom? Will the Internet make the world more free? Some would answer with a resounding yes. Consider, for example, the views of John Perry Barlow of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, who has declared in his widely-circulated Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace (1996): Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind….I declare the global social space we are building to be naturally independent
HACKING o Hacking in it self is not a crime. It is otherwise known as unauthorised access. o There are clubs devoted to hacking. In Germany, Holland etc, discuss techniques etc. o Much of hacking is treated as intellectual training. Costs us a lot of expenses to protect our computers. Companies spend millions of pounds protecting themselves. o A lot of hacking done by past employees seeing as they have passwords etc. insiders knowledge. o At one level the motive for the doing is the challenge. o
History of Computers In this paper, I will attempt to show you that computers have affected people in so many ways over the pass years. Over the past couple of years as a society, we have become very dependent on a machine that we like to refer to as the computer. They have immediately won our hearts and mines since the first day that they have made their entrance into our homes. They have become to be one of the most reliable things inside of a household besides the oven our microwave the CPU i
How Has The Advent Of Computer Based Techniques Changed The Character Of Social Research? Research and general observation gives us the notion that, in current times, technology shapes society. This would be a strong point to make and therefore there needs to be some determination behind this point. To the point, technology does not just involve computers, but by a general outlook on society, technology is usually interpreted by computers. Has technology always shaped society? Is technology some
Internet Speech Essay Ladies and Gentlemen, adjudicator, chairman and fellow debaters. Firstly I would like to rebut the flaws in the opposition’s arguments. The Internet is essentially a network of computers bringing together people from all over the world. Yet some of these people may not have the best of intentions. Just like in the real world you must exercise caution when dealing with people and using the Internet. Because as we have proven the internet does cause more harm than good. This
A Job as a Multimedia Developer Since I enjoy working with computers and computer based imaging, I would enjoy a career as a multimedia developer. This is a job in which one creates and designs computer graphics, CD-ROMS, and other interactive programs (Job Guides). In order to become a multimedia developer, will need a college diploma or post secondary diploma or degree for a good chance at getting a job. Almost any college will offer one of these. Getting a part-time job or an internship with
Network View and Network Analyser COURSE: NET 4020 SEMESTER: SPRING 2004 GROUP WORK Network View and Network Analyser Network View Network View allows you to see a visual representation of the network. You can see all the nodes that are present. This is done by using a IP range that it will search for. Once it finds the computer it will represent it on the diagram putting its IP address, and computer name. It is also capable of identifying weather the computer is a server or workstation. Once yo
Digging Out of the AI Winter In the early 1960s, when the first person fathomed the idea of artificial intelligence, it was nothing but a vision. It was a vision that seemed more than possible given the recent leaps in technological insight. Developments such as transistors, microprocessors, high-level programming languages, and many more had put the technology world in high gear. As a countless number of engineers and scientists went to work developing this coveted ‘artificial intelligence’, th
Advances in Technology Are advances in technology making us more efficient, or just creating more barriers to entry for the average person? The effects of technological advancement differ depending on the level at which they are examined. From an overall societal perspective, the technological advances of the past fifty years have made many, if not all, industries more efficient. However, on a more personal level the digital divide is a very real phenomenon accentuating the differences between t
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
Reaching IT to Rural India The past decade has witnessed a phenomenal growth in the Indian Economy primarily fuelled by the service sector (48% of the GDP). The main contributor to this service sector has been the Information Technology Industry that earns about US $8 billion from exports. Hence it comes as no surprise that India is being hailed as the new IT Powerhouse. Having said that, it becomes interesting to study the contribution of this growth engine in the lives of about 70% of the 1 bi
The impact of the Internet on our daily life There is a big influence of technique on our daily life. Electronic devices, multimedia and computers are things we have to deal with everyday. Especially the Internet is becoming more and more important for nearly everybody as it is one of the newest and most forward-looking media and surely “the” medium of the future. Therefore we thought that it would be necessary to think about some good and bad aspects of how this medium influences us, what impac
The Elements of Commerce When you get down to the actual elements of commerce and commercial transactions, things get slightly more complicated because you have to deal with the details. However, these details boil down to a finite number of steps. The following list highlights all of the elements of a typical commerce activity. In this case, the activity is the sale of some product by a retailer to a customer: o If you would like to sell something to a customer, at the very core of the matter i
Trends in Computing Computer Skills June 8, 2004 In the 1960\'s, the use of main frame computers became widespread in many companies. To access vast amounts of stored information, these companies started to use computer programs like COBOL and FORTRAN. Data accessibility and data sharing soon became an important feature because of the large amount of information required by different departments within certain companies. With this system, each application owns its own data files. The problems th
What is Spam Anyway? I\'ve found when people discuss spam they really have no idea what they are talking about. There are as many different definitions of spam as there are people. In point of fact, this factor alone (not being able to define what spam is and what it consists of) makes it virtually impossible to control. In order to control spam, a useful definition is necessary. Why? Simple. In order to control something, you must know what you are controlling. When you understand the basic fac
Telecommunications 4/28/04 Communications Period 1 Telecommunications networks now link manufacturers with assembly plants, designers with factories, software engineers with hardware vendors, suppliers with retailers, retailers with customers. No longer is it necessary to have all the expertise in house. Software engineers in Silicon Valley complain that they are laid off while contractors transmit code from Russia and India. Freelance designers can now send clothing patterns directly to an auto
How computers and computing system affect Businesses and their environment 4-29-2004 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 US and one out of every two households (4). This incredible invention is the computer. The electronic computer has been around for over a half-century, b
Computer Operating SystemAn operating system is a program that acts an intermediary between a user of a computer and the computer hardware. The purpose of an operating system is to provide an environment in which a user can execute programs. The main purpose of an operating is to make the computer system convenient to use and user can the computer hardware in an efficient manner. An operating system is similar to a government. The components of a computer system are its hardware, software, and d
My View on Technology Technology is the progression of scientific knowledge used to advance society and is usually seen as a positive thing which leads to an easier life-style and ability to do things we never thought possible or never even imagined. Technology can save time by making tasks easier to achieve but it can also be harmful when not used with responsibility and caution. However, there are some people who believe that technology has the ability to eventually lead to destruction of soci
Hexadecimal Notation Ninety-nine percent of the data you see in the registry is hexadecimal. Computers use hexadecimal notation instead of decimal for a good reason, which you\'ll learn in a bit. You must learn how to read and convert hexadecimal numbers to use the registry as an effective tool. And that\'s the point of this section. Binary and decimal notations don\'t get along well. You learned decimal notation as a child. In this notation, 734 is 7 x 102 + 3 x 101 + 4 x 100, which is 7 x 100
Computers Computers are playing an increasing role in education. Write a program that will help an elementry school student learn multiplication. Use the rand to produce two positive one-digit integers. it should then type a question such as: How much is 6 times 7? The student then types the answer. Your program checks the answer. If it is correct, print Very good! , and then ask another multiplication question. If the answer is wrong, print No, Please try again. and then let the student try the
Decade of Computer Technology This decade is the decade of computers. There are so many advancements and improvements because of them. Computers have made everyday life convenient. Everyone needs to be computer literate to function in the world today. Kids in elementary schools are using computers everyday. All the new opportunity that computers give makes it more convenient for people. Thanks to people such as David Filo, co-founder of Yahoo! We can search the world at our fingertips. People ca
Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars Two box office hits, each a milestone of their time, “Lord of the rings” and “Star Wars A lot can happen in 25 years, and in the fast-paced, high-budgeted land of hollywood, a lot has. So much so, in fact, that an influential movie of a generation, Star Wars, really does seem like it came out a long, long time ago, from a galaxy far, far away. Yet the 1977 film, once at the peak of visual effects, still one of the top 10 earning films ever, continues to be admired
Government Control Of the Internet Inhibits our First Amendment Rights In the past decade, our culture has become heavily focused on the ability to move massive amounts of information across large distances quickly. Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life. The natural progression of computers and this need for ultra-fast communication has caused the development of a global network of interconnected computers. This global net allows people to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions
Personal Response In this novel, the author Isaac Asimov deals with issues that can relate to the lives that we live everyday. For instance, one that I feel strongly about is the main theme about how as humans, we strive to create a state where we have nearly complete dependence on machines. Throughout the book, there are examples of how robots are used to carry out simple commands. “The aim of those pioneers had been to create robots capable of taking up many of the dreary burdens that human be
The Year 2000 Computer Problem by John Muirhead-Gould Last updated: 12/12/98. New email address- the one from school- Mount Union College New: I\'ve added listings of some books that I would recommend reading about the millennium bug. Take a look at them here. This is a term paper I did for English IV my senior year at Central Catholic High School (in Canton, Ohio). If you have any comments, feel free to email me and I would be more than happy to discuss this topic with you. Please be aware that
HISTORY OF THE STOCK MARKET The financial markets of the United States, today, are collectively known as “Wall Street.” These words represent the heart of the business and financial world in the United States conjuring up well known images of companies being bought and sold, traders screaming out to get the best prices for their clients, fortunes won and lost many times over, and the billions of dollars exchanged in deals. Some may even claim that it is the “Crystal Ball” that can predict and co
Conscious Dreaming Dreams have intrigued mankind since the beginning of time. Ever since the era of the cavemen, this alternative reality, so to speak, has baffled us. We have devoted countless years of study and experimentation to it and yet we still haven’t been able to fully grasp the phenomenon. Some argue that our dreams hold some hidden meaning, a glimpse into the darkest corners of our minds. Others speculate that they are merely collections of information that are spewed back out at rand
How Does Acid Rain Affect Diffrent Housing Materials? Materials: 4 bricks, 4 shingels, 4 peices of laxand, 4 nails, 4 screws (four of four diffrent kinds), 4 small peices of wood, 4 small peices of aluminum,4 peices of galvenized metal, 3 jars, 3 squart bottles, out door house paint, gloves, apron, safty goggles,and muratic acid(HCl) Purpose: To find out how acid rain affects diffrent housing materials. Hypothesis: The research that has ben done points to the solution containg 75% muratic acid a
The Internet The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the Information Superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is considered inappropriate for minors. The government and the people want censorship, but a segment of the population does not. During the past decade, our society has become based solely on the ability to
Cuba Cuba is the largest island in the West Indies. It is one of four islands. They are Jamaica, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico. They make up the Greater Antilles archipelago. Cuba is located just south of the Tropic of Cancer in the Caribbean Sea. Cuba\'s Western tip extends into the Gulf of Mexico between Florida and the Yucatan Peninsula. Havana Is the capital of Cuba. Cuba is highly populated with 11.1 million people in 1995. The population now is about 10 million. The population density is abo
The Communications Decency Act In the summer of 1995, Lois Gabriel, a woman diagnosed with breast cancer, logged onto an Internet online service called America Online . She tried making a chat room called “Breast Cancer Survivors” but the AOL software would not allow such a name to be created, insisting the word “breast” was not allowed.. She later tried to update her AOL member profile to mention breast cancer, but the software wouldn’t allow that either. In order to stop people from using the
Dream Analysis: Meaning of the Monitor Article: Dream Analysis: Meaning of the Monitor Author: Tina Kelley Overview 1. Definitions deluging- overwhelming. submissive- yield; surrender. 2. Main Theme Tanya Tabachnikoff, director of media relations at a college in Vermont, had a dream about a room full of computers. She said, “I feel completely trapped by the room, completely at the mercy of these enormous monitors surrounding me.” She feels that the computers are overpowering and demand to much i
Analog Video Most of the video material today is captured with analog equipment like a regular VHS camcorder. Like analog images, also analog video has to be coverted to digital before being usable in computers. But before going into digital video, let\'s studdy some of the aspects of the analog counterpart. How does a video camera work? As with all cameras, the image being captured is continuously reflected on the lens of the camera. To be able to transform a changing scene into an electrical s
Space Imagery A new breed of spies are looking down on us without a hint of giving up their position to those on the ground. The Surveyor is soaring thousands of feet above us with a view that is better than any human eye. This new marvel to modern technology is actually a satellite that is equipped with expensive components to do complex processes like taking images of the earth from outer space. This entire process is called Space Imagery. Space Imagery The idea of getting an image from space
The Next Virtual Battleground in Cyberspace MiniPaper # 2 The original idea behind the Internet was to transmit information freely around the world. Now individuals want to put copyright protected materials on it, but no legal mechanisms are in place to protect these materials and no boundaries have been defined to control them. The role of copyright regulation within the Net is brewing to be a political and economic battlefield (Barlow, 1996). As the virtual world witnesses an influx of mainstr
Car Insurance You can\'t see it, and it doesn\'t store data or calculate results. Can you live without it? Perhaps not. Barry Nance After a long day at work and a quick dinner, you finally get a chance to sit down and look at your mail. The bill for your car insurance arrived today, and it seems too high. Since it\'s early evening, your agent isn\'t available to give you a quote from a different insurance company. You don\'t want to wait until tomorrow because you\'re afraid you\'ll forget by th
The Terminal Man The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton was about the neuropsychiatry section of a hospital doing a breakthrough surgery to help reverse the effects of psychomotor epilepsy. The patient\'s name was Harry Benson. Harry Benson had psychomotor epilepsy because he hit his head in a car accident and it resulted in brain damage. Harry was a good subject for the operation because he was brilliant, being a computer programmer with top-level government security clearance. The type of epilep
Special Effects in Movies Most movies these days have more than their fair share of special effects — eye candy — so as to keep the viewer entranced. This has become possible due to the many advances in computers. Computers allow directors and producers to actually see their visions come to fruition in the films that they make. Now, most movie genres cannot have extraordinary images incorporated into them easily. Story and character developments are critical in a drama or comedy, but in a scienc
Censorship of the Internet Censorship of the Internet Threatens to Destroy it, While Wide Spread Encryption Could Prevent the Need for Government Intervention. by Pedja Stojanovic EN109 Prof. Thurston ABSTRACT Computerization has influenced everyone\'s life during the last decade. This global net allows a person to send E-mail across the world in mere fractions of a second, and enables common people to access information world-wide. The Internet as network is key to the future of our society. Ho
"The Guns of Dallas" by L. Fletcher Prouty Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1992 15:59:39 GMT The reason for the assassination was to control the power of the presidency. -------------------------------------- The following appeared in the October, 1975 issue of Gallery, a porno magazine which billed Fletcher Prouty as the "National Affairs Editor." Some people feel there is no credible way to justify associating oneself with such exploitative and demeaning media. Fletcher Prouty has told me that since the Bal
Cross-Cultural Management: Transformations and Adaptations 1. Smiling fish is a: A. a. term used by Middle Easterners to describe American tourists. B. b. French chef working in a Japanese kitchen. C. c. dish served in China in which the fish is still alive. 2. In England, to table an issue or motion means to: A. put it aside until later. B. send it to arbitration. C. bring it up and discuss it. 3. Allah is the Supreme Being of which religious group? A. Shintos B. Buddhists C. Moslems If you ans
The Year 2000 Problem Where did this problem come from? What is going to happen on January 1st, 2000? What will we be doing on New Year\'s Eve 1999? Will we be partying and celebrating like it\'s the beginning of the new millenium or will we be storing up on food, gas, and batteries for our survival? According to Professor Bill Erdly, Director of Computing and Software Systems at UWB, "the Y2K problem certainly does exist and can result in some major problems if not corrected." (Nelson-White, 1/
Going to College Analysis I think that all the college I have picked would benefit me more than any four year college, because I don\'t like school and I want to stay out of it as long as I can, so the colleges that I have picked are only two year colleges. Plus I will have to pay for college myself so this would be cheaper to go to than any four year college that I know of. The college that I have picked will teach the things that I will need to get a job right away, for example I will not have
The Year 2000 With the coming of the year 2000 comes many problems and many advantages. The problems include the technology problem with the computers. The joy is that new and better technology allows many more things possible that weren\'t possible before. First, the main problem is that when programmers designed the calendar system in computers or any other system with dates they wanted to make the date short and easy for users. The problem occurs when users enter calendars or a date is needed
Media: Another Word for Mass Communication The world we live in now is a world of mass communication. Today we have access to more information than was ever possible before, thanks to radio, television, newspapers, and the internet. You can sum up all these means of gathering information in one word: Media. The means of instant communication for hundreds of millions of people every day, hour, and minute. Where else would you find the latest international news, financial information, or weather w
Virtual Reality - What it is and How it Works Imagine being able to point into the sky and fly. Or perhaps walk through space and connect molecules together. These are some of the dreams that have come with the invention of virtual reality. With the introduction of computers, numerous applications have been enhanced or created. The newest technology that is being tapped is that of artificial reality, or "virtual reality" (VR). When Morton Heilig first got a patent for his "Sensorama Simulator" i
The Y2k Bug Recently there has been a lot of discussion about Y2K, or the millennium bug as it is known. Many people know that the bug could be disastrous, but they do not know why it cannot be fixed in time, or how it could have been prevented. Because of the bug and its origin, society will be affected in many areas, but the areas it will affect the most are health, utilities, government, and business. When programmers make programs they use dates several times in the lines of the program. To
The Success of Microsoft Advanced English Microsoft has become a very large, industrious, competitive and successful business company over the years. Hard work and persistence have accomplished this since it’s beginning. Bill Gates has never given up his dream for the Microsoft Corporation, and never will for years to come (Lowe 73). This paper will attempt to cover how the corporation of Microsoft has become so successful over the years. Bill Gates and Paul Allen worked together for many years,
Operating Systems THIS WAS WRITTEN FOR A FRESHMAN LEVEL CLASS!!!!!! There are several operating systems on the market today. Which is best for you? That would depend on your knowledge of computers and the intended purpose for the computer system. Let’s start with a simple home-based computer. You probably would not need a tight security multi-user system so DOS based Windows 95 should work fine. This operating system is fairly “user-friendly” and comes with the most software options. It is a fai