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CSCI 1100 Week 4 Notes

by: Catherine Cahoy

CSCI 1100 Week 4 Notes CSCI 1100

Catherine Cahoy
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Topics in Computing
Hamid R Arabnia

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YAY notes! Concise notes over basic computer history, different kinds of computers, and Internet vs. World Wide Web.
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Hamid R Arabnia
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Date Created: 09/12/15
Intro to Computing Week 4 Notes 91215 No class Monday for Labor Day COMPUTERS ARE EVERYWHERE O O 0 Early computers used vacuum tubes very loud and expensive and subject to wear and tear Tubes were replaced by transistors Mid 1960s there are integrated circuits small silicone chips composed of hundreds of transistors BENEFITS OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITS O O O O 0 More Reliable less prone to failure Smaller Faster More Efficient took less power and created less heat Cheaper Embedded System a microprocessor used as a component of a larger system dedicated to one or two tasks 0 In ovens watches just about any technology we have now DIFFERENT KINDS OF COMPUTERSDEVICES USED 0 0 Personal Computer used by one person at a time used for enhancing productivity creativity and communication Desktop Computer Not very mobile often used at home or workplaces I Components Tower holds microprocessor and other parts Monitor Keyboard Mouse Speakers Workstation high end desktop computer with massive computing power I Line separating workstations and desktops becoming less clear Portable Computers Handheld Devices Server a computer that provides other computers connected to a network with data programs and other resources I Any desktop computer can be one but some are made specifically to be one I Have faster processors more memory and faster network connections I Often clustered in groups for more power Mainframes Room size computers that are hella expensive I Used by banks airlines etc I Timesharing lets them communicate with several users simultaneously Supercomputer made of thousands of microprocessors I HELLA expensive Internet late 1960s World Wide Web 0 More than half of WWW are now female This is important because this means women in other cultures that would not be allowed to go outside and work can now work at home THE INTERNET IS THE OVERALL INFRASTRUCTURE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO CONNECT TO THE WORLD WIDE WEB Web 20 sites are built around contributions from Web users 0 MySpace 0 Facebook 0 Youtube 0 Google Maps INTO THE INFORMATION AGE 0 Agricultural Age Until about 200 years ago 0 Industrial Age Advances in machine technology 0 Information Age current A convergence of computer and network technology


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