History of Microsoft 10

Introduction “Bill Gates and his empire command fear, respect and curiosity in the world he helped create. Microsoft dominates the software world like no other company in a major consumer industry” (Electric 1). Exactly how did Bill Gates and his partner Paul Allen get their company to such a tremendous…

Internet Censorship- Against 95

As the end of the twentieth century nears, a new medium and tool has emerged as the future of communications, business, news, education, and entertainment. This tool is the Internet, a worldwide network of computers currently connected by phone lines. While it is still in its infancy, its power as…

The Social Impact of the Internet Past & 184

The Social Impact of the Internet Past and Present Visionaries like the great Doctor Vannevar Bush once dreamed that knowledge shall be shared and communicated over large areas by a “memex” machine, and that this “memex” shall revolutionize the way we learn and interact with each other. Doctor Bush in…

Cable Modems: Wave of the Future? 199

CABLE MODEMS–Wave of the Future? If you think about the future, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Well, in the minds of most people the word computer or Internet will come to mind. Since the introduction of PC’s in the late seventies and early eighties, the technology…

Functionality of BIOS 247

What is the function of BIOS chips? I have often wondered this. How did they come about? How do they work? Yes, BIOS chips have been a bit of a mystery. I will research this and see if I can understand them a bit more by doing so. “The ROM…

Internet Taxation 278

The Internet (or “Information Superhighway”) has grown quite beyond the novelty that it was once thought to have been. The Internet is no longer the playground of computer techies or pocket-protector wearing nerds. The Internet has become a community forum, a place of business, a vast source of information, as…

Internet Security 300

Seminar Paper Security on the Internet The Internet is the community of the future, but if security measures are not put in place and enforced, then it will become more of a slum and less of a community. The primary question is, therefore, who has the obligation to put these…

Encryption: Who Holds the Keys? 326

Encryption: Who Holds the Keys? In an opinion that prophetically predated the computer age, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis warned, “Ways may some day be developed by which the government, without removing papers from secret drawers, can reproduce them in court” (Bamford 3). For Bandeis and the rest of 1920’s…

Programming is just problem solving 405

A computer cannot think, so this means that in order to get it to do any useful work, a user must provide it with a program. A program is a list of instructions that describe how to solve a particular problem, written in a language that a computer can understand,…

Bill Gates and His computer Empire 421

Bill Gates and His Computer Empire Just past 9 PM on October 28, 1955, the man who would revolutionize the computer industry as we know it, was born. The son of Bill Jr. and Mary Gates was named William Henry Gates III. The computer super-genius was soon to take his…

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