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Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the E
Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the E
Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the English Language. Although the English language is only 1500 years old, it has evolved at an incredible rate: so much so, that, at first glance, the average person in America today would find most Shakespearean literature confusing without the aid of an Old-English dictionary or Cliff\'s Notes. Yet Shakespear lived just 300 years ago! Some are seeing this is a sign of the decline of the English language, that people are becoming less and less lite
Answer America's Call
Answer America's Call
Answer America\'s Call Throughout the history of America there have been several different answers to her call. Every different time period has had it\'s own call, from the days of Jefferson and the Constitution, to the days of Kennedy and the Vietnam conflict. What is this generation\'s call? With the Cold War dead and behind us, America is calling from a different line. No longer is America in need of a sophisticated high budget military, but for new minds and ideas. Long gone are the days of
Method of Communication and Different Uses of Comm
Method of Communication and Different Uses of Comm
Method of Communication and Different Uses of Communication With the development of civilization and written languages came the need for more frequent and reliable methods of communication allowing messages to reach longer distances. This was essential to the control of trade and other affairs between nations and empires. Early man used cave walls as the media on which messages could be transcribed, this was common for many years, until the Egyptians discovered a special kind of rush (Papyrus) t
CyberPorn: On A Screen Near You
CyberPorn: On A Screen Near You
CyberPorn: On A Screen Near You Cybersex. This word brings to mind a barrage of images, which might be on Stra Trek or virtual reality video by aerosmith. Sex is everywhere today--in books, magazines, films, internet, television, and music videos. Something about the combination of sex and computers seems to make children and adults for that matter, a little crazy. In an 18 month study, the team surveyed 917,840 sexually explicit pictures on the internet where pornographic. Trading in explicit i
Many Advertisements Use Codes to Convey a Fairy Ta
Many Advertisements Use Codes to Convey a Fairy Ta
Many Advertisements Use Codes to Convey a Fairy Tale to Consumers Many advertisements use codes to convey a fairy tale to consumers, usually resulting in a happy ending. This occurs at the expense of the price and means being set aside. Most advertisements rely heavily on visual props and sometimes on text to convey their meaning. These codes are open to many interpretations. This ad is no exception. It uses the visual code on many different levels, and the text is there mainly for explanatory p
From Welfare to Workfare
From Welfare to Workfare
From Welfare to Workfare TABLE OF CONTENTS THE ORIGINS OF WORKFARE 1 THE BASICS OF WORKFARE . 2 PC POLICY DIRECTION OF WORKFARE 2 WHY? A CONSERVATIVE POINT OF VIEW 4 WHY NOT? AN OPPOSITION\'S POINT OF VIEW 6 CONCLUSION 8 WORKS CITED THE ORIGINS OF WORKFARE There\'s an old joke that goes something like... Where do you hide a welfare recipient\'s cheque, where he\'ll never find it? Under his work boots. When Mike Harris was campaigning for the Progressive conservative party in 1994 he promised
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta f
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta f
Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age This statement represents the cumulative wisdom and innovation of many dozens of people. It is based primarily on the thoughts of four co-authors: Ms. Esther Dyson; Mr. George Gilder; Dr. George Keyworth; and Dr. Alvin Toffler. This release 1.2 has the final imprimatur of no one. In the spirit of the age: It is copyrighted solely for the purpose of preventing someone else from doing so. If you have it, you can use it any
The End of the World
The End of the World
The End of the World Have you ever wondered when the world is going to come to a stop?. Have you ever stopped to think about all of those physic predictions that so many have made? I hope to provide an insight to the world of Armageddon. It is almost inevitable that the world and the human race end someday, but just how soon? Millennialists, people who believe that the world is going to end on a set date saying that the date will be May 5, 2000. If their calculations are right, then we only have
America and the Computer Industry
America and the Computer Industry
America and the Computer Industry 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 200
William Gibson's Neuromancer: Cyberspace
William Gibson's Neuromancer: Cyberspace
William Gibson\'s Neuromancer: Cyberspace As described by William Gibson in his science fiction novel Neuromancer, cyberspace was a Consensual hallucination that felt and looked like a physical space but actuallly was a computer-generated construct representing abstract data. Years later, mankind has realized that Gibson\'s vision is very close to reality. The term cyberspace was frequently used to explain or describe the process in which two computers connect with each other through various t
American and Nigerian Culture
American and Nigerian Culture
American and Nigerian Culture American and Nigerian cultures are alike in some aspects of life, while being dissimilar in other aspects. This idea is clearly exemplified when one compares their own experience and knowledge of culture in America to that description and portrayal of Nigerian culture as seen through Buchi Emecheta\'s novel, The Wrestling Match. Both of our societies can be looked at as parallel in how teenagers are typically stereotyped, rivalry among towns/villages, and the attain
What I Would Place In A Time Capsule
What I Would Place In A Time Capsule
What I Would Place In A Time Capsule As the turn of the millennium approaches, the human race will continue to develop new technology and new ways of thinking. It is always enjoyable to take a visual journey back in time, to view what was considered advanced and what thoughts of future times represented. A time capsule stored with precious documents and possessions from a past era can serve as a visual and material presentation of what past times were like, and put in prospective the accomplishm
Being a Mortician
Being a Mortician
Being a Mortician The word mortician brings what images to mind? The career of a mortician is surprisingly different than it is portraied in movies and books. Being a mortician is a very rewarding job both personal as well as psychological to those with the temperament, training and discipline required to do the job properly. In this paper I\'ll be reporting the requirements to become a mortician, also called funeral director or undertaker, the duties the job requires of you, and the outlook of
Creative Writing: The Case of the Broken Hutch
Creative Writing: The Case of the Broken Hutch
Creative Writing: The Case of the Broken Hutch I would like to write a story about a conflict I had with a past boss. It had to deal with the fact that he did not want to hear my side of the story, and listen totally to the customer. This has affected my life and the way I work with my co-workers to this present date. I work at a home rental store, we rent furniture, electronics, household appliances, and computers. We rent practically anything that you can put in your house. We are the largest
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our
Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views also deprives others of the right to listen to those views, said Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr(Censorship and the U.S. Government 1). I completely agree with Mr. Holmes, and when the question of censoring the Internet arises, I cringe. Governing the Internet dominates many debates, censorship leading the fi
Censorship and the First Amendment: The American C
Censorship and the First Amendment: The American C
Censorship and the First Amendment: The American Citizen\'s Right to Free Speech Are we protected from censorship under the First Amendment? In other words do individuals or groups have the right or the power to examine material and remove or prohibit anything they consider objectionable? This argument has been progressing for centuries, in fact the first notable case was against John Peter Zenger, in 1743. Zenger was an editor of a New York colonial newspaper that often published articles criti
Development of Computers and Technology
Development of Computers and Technology
Development of Computers and Technology Computers in some form are in almost everything these days. From Toasters to Televisions, just about all electronic things has some form of processor in them. This is a very large change from the way it used to be, when a computer that would take up an entire room and weighed tons of pounds has the same amount of power as a scientific calculator. The changes that computers have undergone in the last 40 years have been colossal. So many things have changed
Civilize the Wilderness
Civilize the Wilderness
Civilize the Wilderness Wilderness, why civilize it? This is an interesting question, and one that is hard to answer. Why not just leave the wilderness alone, and let it grow and decide it\'s own beginnings and ends? Does civilizing the wilderness make it better or worse? In what ways is it better or worse if we leave it alone or it we civilize it? These are all excellent questions and are all worthwhile to think about. Western culture has tried to civilize the wilderness for quite sometime now,
Personal Writing: College
Personal Writing: College
Personal Writing: College In life people have to make choices, in my life I have had to make many, many choices. I think that my biggest decision or choice would be my application and move to college. This would be considered the biggest decision I have had to make in my life so far. When your senior year in high school rolls around, most people have to start thinking about what they want to do with their lives in the next four years, and what will happen after those four years are done. This wa
Does Microsoft Have Too Much Power?
Does Microsoft Have Too Much Power?
Does Microsoft Have Too Much Power? Initially, there is nothing. Then, there is Bill Gates the founder of Microsoft. Once a young, eager teenager running a small business of other teenagers, now the richest man in the world controlling an operating system practically every IBM compatible computer in the world uses. Computers are not the only thing that Microsoft desires. Now, they wish to influence the Internet. With all the opportunities that it offers, many companies race to develop software t
Electronics
Electronics
Electronics The invention of the microprocessor in 1971 was a huge milestone that eventually changed everyone\'s everyday lives. This invention enabled the world to own a personal computer in their home as well as their office. People were able to work more efficiently and progressively with these new electronic devices. Electronics today provides the world with an infinite amount of information at a much faster speed than that information would ever have been available before. The American publ
People and Machines
People and Machines
People and Machines The problem is not with the machine: it is with the man who allows himself to become mechanical. People work on machines all day long. Many of these people have worked on a single machine for some years. The longer the people have worked on a single machine, the more they become adept in the use of the machine. When the time comes for a more advanced machine to be installed, such as a computer, the worker may not be able to cope with the massive change. The computer is an exa
North American Free Trade Agreement: NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement: NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement: NAFTA Introduction I believe that the North American Free Trade Agreement was an inevitable step in the evolution of the United States economic policy. The globilization of the world economy due to technological advances in computers and communications have shrunk the world to the point where no single country acting alone can effectively compete on the foreign market. Even the United States, with its vast resources, can not have an absolute advantage in all
A Time to Preserve
A Time to Preserve
A Time to Preserve As the turn of the millennium approaches, the human race will continue to develop new technology and new ways of thinking. It is always enjoyable to take a visual journey back in time, to view what was considered advanced and what thoughts of future times represented. A time capsule stored with precious documents and possessions from a past era can serve as a visual and material presentation of what past times were like, and put in prospective the accomplishments that have cha
A New Sense Of Life
A New Sense Of Life
A New Sense Of Life A New Sense of Life In Baldwin’s Discovery of What it Means to Be an American, it was said that to be an American was a truly free feeling. The fact is you could change yourself mid-life and still hold worth and prowess. The idea of being considered a great author, and also as being a great actor, holds different places here in America then in Europe, or even Canada. Most places would hold the profession of an author to have more of an elegance then an actor. The author holds
Electronic Commerce
Electronic Commerce
Electronic Commerce Initially, the Internet was designed to be used by government and academic users, but now it is rapidly becoming commercialized. It has on-line shops, even electronic shopping malls. Customers, browsing at their computers, can view products, read descriptions, and sometimes even try samples. What they lack is the means to buy from their keyboard, on impulse. They could pay by credit card, transmitting the necessary data by modem; but intercepting messages on the Internet
Acronyms, Idioms, and Slang- the Evolution of the
Acronyms, Idioms, and Slang- the Evolution of the
Acronyms, Idioms, and Slang- the Evolution of the English Lan Acronyms, Idioms and Slang: the Evolution of the English Language. Although the English language is only 1500 years old, it has evolved at an incredible rate: so much so, that, at first glance, the average person in America today would find most Shakespearean literature confusing without the aid of an Old-English dictionary or Cliff\'s Notes. Yet Shakespear lived just 300 years ago! Some are seeing this is a sign of the decline of the
American and Nigerian Culture
American and Nigerian Culture
American and Nigerian Culture American and Nigerian Culture American and Nigerian cultures are alike in some aspects of life, while being dissimilar in other aspects. This idea is clearly exemplified when one compares their own experience and knowledge of culture in America to that description and portrayal of Nigerian culture as seen through Buchi Emecheta’s novel, The Wrestling Match. Both of our societies can be looked at as parallel in how teenagers are typically stereotyped, rivalry among t
Answering Americas Call
Answering Americas Call
Answering Americas Call Throughout the history of America there have been several different answers to her call. Every different time period has had it\'s own call, from the days of Jefferson and the Constitution, to the days of Kennedy and the Vietnam conflict. What is this generation\'s call? With the Cold War dead and behind us, America is calling from a different line. No longer is America in need of a sophisticated high budget military, but for new minds and ideas. Long gone are the days of
Escapism and Virtual Reality
Escapism and Virtual Reality
Escapism and Virtual Reality ABSTRACT The use of computers in society provides obvious benefits and some drawbacks. \'Virtual Reality\', a new method of interacting with any computer, is presented and its advantages and disadvantages are considered. The human aspect of computing and computers as a form of escapism are developed, with especial reference to possible future technological developments. The consequences of a weakening of the sense of reality based upon the physical world are also con
Being a mortician
Being a mortician
Being a mortician The word mortician brings what images to mind? The career of a mortician is surprisingly different than it is portraied in movies and books. Being a mortician is a very rewarding job both personal as well as psychological to those with the temperament, training and discipline required to do the job properly. In this paper I\'ll be reporting the requirements to become a mortician, also called funeral director or undertaker, the duties the job requires of you, and the outlook of
Bob's World
Bob's World
Bob\'s World Bob\'s World Bobby, yelled his mother in a shrill voice. Bobby, you have to get up and go to school today! But mom, I have to work at school and I can\'t watch TV there, Bob pleaded. Besides I get the lowest marks in my class because the work is so easy that I get bored. Just come and have your breakfast and go to school, she ordered him. As Bob headed towards school, he saw one of his friends skateboarding down the street. Yo Bob, you wanna try my board, man? the youth
Jeremy Rifkin's The End of Work
Jeremy Rifkin's The End of Work
Jeremy Rifkin\'s The End of Work Assignment #2 by Sugumar Sivagnanam 233722 Sec. C Dominic Lozada 228223 Sec. B Mike McDonald Sec. C Presented for M.N. Kiggundu Business 42.210 Individuals tend to develop a false sense of security concerning the certainty of their jobs. After working for an organization for fifteen or more years, it is difficult for them to understand that their employers may no longer need their service. Jeremy Rifkin wrote The End of Work in order to warn people about what h
Essay On Hacking
Essay On Hacking
Essay On Hacking by Philip Smith A topic that i know very well is computers and computer hacking. Computers seem very complicated and very hard to learn, but, if given time a computer can be very useful and very fun. Have you ever heard all of that weird computer terminology? for and example, Javascript. Javascript is basically a computer language used when programming internet web pages. Have you ever been on the internet and seen words go across the screen or moving images? This is all done by
Broadcasting
Broadcasting
Broadcasting Abstract This essay intends to discuss the following statement; Digital Broadcasting will have a fundamental effect on viewing patterns, popular culture and audience identity. This will be done firstly by looking at the history of the BBC and the original intention of Public Service Broadcasting. It will discuss how by John Reith’s successful approach to broadcasting, the BBC became a National Institution creating popular culture and a National Identity. It will examine how these fi
Building A Computer
Building A Computer
Building A Computer Theodore Ordon-Yaussi English per 2 Mrs. Fuchs 9/24/99 Building a computer Building a computer can be a useful skill in today\'s world. It allows you to help yourself get what you want and save some money. It\'s also becoming a good skill to have for work. You can help businesses build computers. The first thing to do is to research what kind of computer you want. If you just want to write documents, you will probably need a less powerful computer. If you play games and/or de
Canada's Copyright Law
Canada's Copyright Law
Canada\'s Copyright Law Canada\'s Copyright Law Canada\'s copyright law is one of our hardest laws to enforce. The reason the police have so much trouble enforcing this law, is due to technology. This law is very easy to break, and once broken, it is very hard to track down violators. So although some form of a copyright law is needed, the one we have has, too many holes to be effective. There are three main ways in which the copyright law is broken in everyday life. They is audio/video tape cop
Case of the Broken Hutch
Case of the Broken Hutch
Case of the Broken Hutch THE CASE OF THE BROKEN HUTCH I would like to write a story about a conflict I had with a past boss. It had to deal with the fact that he did not want to hear my side of the story, and listen totally to the customer. This has affected my life and the way I work with my co- workers to this present date. I work at a home rental store, we rent furniture, electronics, household appliances, and computers. We rent practically anything that you can put in your house. We are the
The First Amendment: Sex, Laws, and Cyberspace
The First Amendment: Sex, Laws, and Cyberspace
The First Amendment: Sex, Laws, and Cyberspace A Michigan college student posts sadistic fantasy about a classmate to an Internet newsgroup and is charged with the threat to injure. A postal inspector in Memphis, Tennessee downloads a pornographic image off the Internet and the California couple who posted it is arrested for violating Tennessee\'s obscenity laws. A programmer\'s encryption software is duplicated by someone else and sent overseas via the Internet; the programmer is charged with i
Cenrorship of the Internet and the Tyrrany of Our
Cenrorship of the Internet and the Tyrrany of Our
Cenrorship of the Internet and the Tyrrany of Our Government Censorship of the Internet and the Tyranny of Our Government To curtail free expression strikes twice at intellectual freedom, for whoever deprives another of the right to state unpopular views also deprives others of the right to listen to those views, said Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr(Censorship and the U.S. Government 1). I completely agree with Mr. Holmes, and when the question of censoring the Internet arises, I cringe. Governing t
Censorship and the First Amendment
Censorship and the First Amendment
Censorship and the First Amendment Censorship and the First Amendment: The American Citizen\'s Right to Free Speech English 1302 13 March 1997 1 Censorship and the First Amendment: The American Citizen\'s Right to Free Speech Are we protected from censorship under the First Amendment? In other words do individuals or groups have the right or the power to examine material and remove or prohibit anything they consider objectionable? This argument has been progressing for centuries, in fact the fir
An Ergonomic Evaluation of the Kinesis Computer Ke
An Ergonomic Evaluation of the Kinesis Computer Ke
An Ergonomic Evaluation of the Kinesis Computer Keyboard 1. Introduction In this information-technology age, everyday tasks are more and more related to computer. That ranges from basic jobs such as providing food recipes for housewives to complicated ones such as analyzing laboratory experimental data for scientists and engineers. This popularity of computer means that the time one has to spend with computer would be a lot more than in the past. Until now, the computers and computer peripherals
Ethics in Cyberspace
Ethics in Cyberspace
Ethics in Cyberspace Cyberspace is a global community of people using computers in networks. In order to function well, the virtual communities supported by the Internet depend upon rules of conduct, the same as any society. Librarians and information technologists must be knowledgeable about ethical issues for the welfare of their organizations and to protect and advise users. What is ethics? Ethics is the art of determining what is right or good. It can also be defined as a general pattern or
Civilize the Wilderness
Civilize the Wilderness
Civilize the Wilderness Civilize the Wilderness Wilderness, why civilize it? This is an interesting question, and one that is hard to answer. Why not just leave the wilderness alone, and let it grow and decide it\'s own beginnings and ends? Does civilizing the wilderness make it better or worse? In what ways is it better or worse if we leave it alone or it we civilize it? These are all excellent questions and are all worthwhile to think about. Western culture has tried to civilize the wilderness
Class room observation
Class room observation
class room observation Josh Van Coppenolle EDU 301 Social Studies Methods Mary Iandoli Classroom Observation Date: 9-30-96 Kindergarten teacher: Mrs. Debolt First grade teacher: Mrs. Casteluzo Location: Penn Yan Elementary Carrie and I were going to observe a kindergarten classroom social studies class that combined their lesson with a first grade class. We were scheduled to arrive at 2 PM. When I arrived at 1:50 PM, Carrie was waiting outside the school and informed me that she had already gone
College
College
College College: In life people have to make choices, in my life I have had to make many, many choices. I think that my biggest decision or choice would be my application and move to college. This would be considered the biggest decision I have had to make in my life so far. When your senior year in high school rolls around, most people have to start thinking about what they want to do with their lives in the next four years, and what will happen after those four years are done. This was a time
Computer Viruses: Infection Vectors, and Feasibili
Computer Viruses: Infection Vectors, and Feasibili
Computer Viruses: Infection Vectors, and Feasibility of Complete Protection A computer virus is a program which, after being loaded into a computer\'s memory, copies itself with the purpose of spreading to other computers. Most people, from the corporate level power programmer down to the computer hobbyist, have had either personal experience with a virus or know someone who has. And the rate of infection is rising monthly. This has caused a wide spread interest in viruses and what can be done t
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Choosing a career is very important in a person’s life. One needs to think about the things that interest them and what kind of lifestyle they want to have. Some things a person should think about are what qualifications are needed, what type of training is necessary, and the future need of the career they choose. Some other things to consider would be how much money they will make, what is the probability of advancement, and does the career satisfy their need for an enjoyab
Congo Book Report
Congo Book Report
Congo Book Report The book Congo is about a group of people who go to the African Congo to return a gorilla to her homeland and to find type IIb blue diamonds. On their journey they discover the lost city of Zinj and a new species of killer gorillas, which they must overcome to survive. The story takes place in June of 1979. The three main characters are: Dr. Karen Ross, supervisor of Earth Resources Technology Services (ERTS), Dr. Peter Elliot, a primatologist who trained a gorilla named Amy to
Cultural Myths
Cultural Myths
Cultural Myths We are considered fortunate to live in the world that we do today. Material things seem to be bountiful, science and technology simply keeps on advancing, and we are all busy and hard at work in school or making money to achieve certain things in life by whatever means. In particular, science and technology has introduced so many significant inventions and conveniences to society that we cannot help but feel that we need to have these things. The products and services out there be