Topic 4 looks at computer hardware, what its primary uses are, and the various components that make it up. It gives a great historical perspective on where we’ve been and where we are today — as well as looking at various forms of computers. It goes along really well with our discussion in class today related to the concept of “faster, smaller, cheaper …” and really hits the point home. We have talked at great lengths about the impact on our lives digital media and technology are having … the DA this week asks you to think about this and project out into the future. Take the time to get in there, read the material and resond to the DA in a complete way. Things are getting set to tighten up a bit.
Discussion Activity Four
Every year notebook computers and personal digital assistants are decreasing in size and becoming more embedded in our daily lives. What effect will the continual decrease in the size of computers have on our lives and on society? Is this advancement making us more dependent or independent? What impact will it have on our work?