Computers

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NAME: _______ English 1 HON Project Due March 12, 1998 THE DIGITAL WORLD OF BILL GATES He is the richest man in the world. His former friends, who are now his enemies, hate to even hear his name. His company wants to be with you in your office, your car, and even your kitchen. Bill Gates. But there is a lot more to Bill Gates than being the richest man in the world. He is one of the people responsible for setting off the computer revolution, and by doing that, he has changed the way mank

Computer History Back in ancient times people used to use there fingers to count. Ten became the basis of number systems for everybody because of 10 fingers and 10 toes. When they ran out of fingers and toes to count on they used stones and scratches in trees to store and record information. Later somebody invented the abacus. The abacus is still in use today in many Asian countries. Some people that use the abacus are as fast as a human now using a calculator. They used t

This was a paper on Fuzzy Logic I wrote for my Programming in C++ Intro class, I don't think it is very good myself. You could probably use it in a intro to computers class, or some kind of high school programming class. I have no idea what I got on the paper, I don't have the graded copy any more. This would be a great paper to use as a starting point. Hope this saves you some time and effort. ThePuck@unforgettable.com ************************************************** Programming

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 explore the information superhighway. The problem with this much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Legislative regulation of the Internet would be an appropriate function of the government. The

Fernando Elichirigoty (Basque) September 10, 1998 Information Policy Universities are the focus of the systems of government in Latin America…the same was true in Uruguay. Knowledge Universe - Michael Milton (insider trader fame)… and the head of database company Oracle…Larry went together and started a school called Knowledge Universe, and Internet based educational company. This may be the harbinger of many more developers along these li

Whoops, there goes another CD-ROM by Laura Tangley This article discusses the durability and longevity of some of todays modern forms of data storage. There is a big problem with the way data is being stored. The new forms of data storage, such as the CD-ROM and Magnetic tapes are not withstanding the test of time. The Magnetic tape has been around for some thirty some years and there have already been many proble

A new report was written on the privacy issue of consumer reports to large companies. This is an issue which has been debated for some time and has been the subject for many parliamentary bills. Consumers, in exchange for their shopping statistical information, are rewarded. These rewards come at the expense of personal privacy. Companies collect this data, and in turn, market strategically towards a certain customer. These companies are only beginning to see the tip of the ice berg on how to u

The Internet is perhaps today's most influential technological advance. Significant events in history contributing to the development of the Internet can be traced back to as early as 1858. As the Internet expands in the future, it stands to gain control over much of the world. The earliest event in history leading to the development of the Internet took place in 1858. This was the laying of the Atlantic Cable. It was laid to provide instantaneous communication across the ocean. Although it w

Fingerprint identification existed in its simplest forms long before it was used for solving crimes. Pre-historic picture writing of a hand with ridge patterns was discovered in Nova Scotia. In ancient Babylon, fingerprints were used on clay tablets for business transactions. In ancient China, thumbprints were found on clay seals. In 14th century Persia, various official government papers had fingerprints (impressions), and one government official, a doctor, observed that no two fingerprints w

The History of Computers in America One of the most popular and rapidly advancing inventions of the 20th century is the computer. Computers are being integrated into every aspect of life from business to science to entertainment. From the abacus to Charles Babbage's Difference Engine to today's super-fast microprocessors, the computer has been the single most important tool in the "Information Age" and has made life's tasks easier. The earliest ancestor of the computer was the abacus, a