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Notebook is a decidedly fantastic work of cinema. It depicts love and its power in a most fantastic way, and it presents dementia (or Alzheimer's disease) in a most fantastic way. Still, due to its subject matter and its mythic, ethereal approach to it, it actually is able to produce an emotional reaction from its audience. Exactly what sort to emotion it evokes is largely dependent on the nature of that audience. However, in order to produce its desired effect, it takes a fair amount of license with the way that dementia is portrayed in this movie -- which is worthy of deconstructing.
The film is narrated by an older gentleman and an older woman named Allie who are in a nursing home. The former is narrating a love story to the latter which actually takes place in the 1940's and depicts the interaction of an adolescent boy, Noah, and…
Chapman, D.P. Williams, S.M., Strine, T.W., Anda, R.F., Moore, M.J. (2006). Dementia and its implications for public health. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov / Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1563968/
Holden, Stephen. (2004). The notebook. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/movie/review?res=9E0DE5D91E39F936A15755C0A9629C8B63
The Notebook. Dir. Nick Cassavetes. Perf. Ryan Goslin, Rachel McAdams, James Marsden.
Didon notes the effect of these often false memories on her own mind. She writes, "Might not Mrs. Minnie S. Brooks help me to remember what I am? Might not Mrs. Lou Fox help me to remember what I am not?" (Didon). This is cause and effect at its best, for the bits of memories she writes down cause her to think hard about her own life and what she is attempting to do with it. She is lost in memories of earlier times as she wades through the entries that do not seem to make any sense, and they "cause" her to write this essay, sharing these bits and pieces with the world. The effect of her writing, and the memories in her notebook, is to encourage others to do the same, in hopes of someday discovering her creativity and storytelling abilities.
Ultimately, the cause and effect of reading…
Didon, Joan. "On Keeping a Notebook." University of the Witwatersrand. 2006. 12 March 2007. http://www.wits.ac.za/humanities/lls/holistic/didion2.htm
Project Management Notebook
This report provides a resourcing plan, a risk management plan, as well as a leadership and management plan for a three-day music festival to be held in Country Victoria during the 2016 Australia Day Weekend. The report also discusses the chosen approach for each plan, clearly highlighting why other alternatives may not be suitable for this type of project.
Project resources generally fall in three categories: labor (human resources), equipment and facilities (such as machinery and venue) and materials (consumables such as stationery) (Thomsett, 2010). The type and quantity of resources required in each category is often determined by the nature and complexity of the project (Winch, 2010). A complex project such as an infrastructure construction project, for instance, would require more permanent staff and sophisticated equipment due to the time-consuming and resource-intensive nature of the project. However, a less complex project such as a…
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The Legend of Arthur
Lesson 1 Journal Entry # 9 of 16
Journal Exercise 1.7A: Honor and Loyalty
1. Consider how Arthur's actions and personality agree with or challenge your definition of honor. Write a few sentences comparing your definition (from Journal 1.6A) with Arthur's actions and personality.
2. Write a brief paragraph explaining the importance or unimportance of loyalty in being honorable.
Lesson 1 Journal Entry # 10 of 16
Journal Exercise 1.7B: Combining Sentences
Complete the Practice Activity on page 202 of your text. After completing this activity, read over your Essay Assessment or another journal activity you've completed.
* Identify three passages that could be improved by combining two or more sentences with coordinating or subordinating conjunctions. Below the practice activity in your journal, write the original passages and the revised sentences you've created.
* Be sure to…
The Lord will lead one to safety always. One can simply believe in something higher to get the meaning of this; it doesn't have to be Jesus. Psalm 127, contrarily is confusing because it states that unless the Lord builds the house, it is built in vain. This seems to be more literal, but I do get the idea. Unless the people building the house are doing it with the love of the Lord in their hearts, or building it for him, then what is the point?
Didactic poetry can be quite comforting as seen in Psalm 23 or it can be much too literal and seen as both confusing and condescending. Psalm 127 isn't very instructive spiritually speaking, unlike Psalm 23.
Updated Proverb: A broken toe can hurt, but a broken heart can kill.
Metaphors: Obscure or Illuminate? Didactic literature with its use of metaphors can sometimes obscure the…
Madam Eglantyne the Nun, is also an ironic charater. She eats in a very refined manner and attempts other fine characteristics such as speaking French, although she fares poorly at this. Ironically, not all her language is pure, as she swears cosntantly by "St. Loy," a saint renowned for not swearing. Unlike the general conception of the Nun, she is very concerned with outward appearances and did not much care for human beings. Indeed, she cared much more for her three dogs than the human beings around her. Another irony is that she has a coral trinket to fight worldly temptations, which is clearly failing badly.
A second character is the Friar, Hubert. While he is jolly, merry, and festive, his actions are nevertheless evil and cunning. He impregnates girls, for example, and marries them off. He deceived the faithful by hearing confessions for a fee, and even begged from…
The following are estimates using the NPV calculator:
Expected Commercial Value (NPV)
Probability of Commercial Success
Probability of Technical Success
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Forecasted Units Sold
Forecasted evenue (Unit Sales Price x Units Sold )
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The probability commercial success was an assumed input, a constant. It was 0.8. This figure went into the Expected Commercial Value calculation, which was the NPV multiplied by the probability of technical success and the probability of commercial success.…
Fontelera, J. (2014). Distribution channels and marketing analysis. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 5, 2014 from http://smallbusiness.chron.com/distribution-channels-marketing-analysis-60985.html
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Laptop Mag (2014). Lenovo: Best and worst laptop brands of 2014. Laptop Mag. Retrieved December 5, 2014 from http://blog.laptopmag.com/lenovo-brand-rating-2014
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Return Native Land
Autonomy and Self-Definition in Cesaire's Notebook of a Return to the Native Land
The concept of selfhood is one of the most complex and essential elements in Aimee Cesaire's book-length poem Notebook of a Return to the Native Land. There is a constant dialogue -- often an argument -- between the external and internal elements that attempt to define and control the identity of the speaker. At times, there is even a marked consciousness in the speaker's resolve to deny external influences (Cesaire). Even here, though the very refusal speaks of a certain acknowledge influence. Furthermore, the fantasies of autonomy, or at least freedom from the immediate external influence that the speaker perceives, are themselves dominated by large-scale external forces. After dismissing a cop in his immediate reality, the speaker reflects on his own fragility in respect to the Earth and "its grandiose future -- / the…
Cesaire, Aime. Notebook of a return to the Native Land, Clayton Eshelman and Annette Smith, trans. Middleton, CT: Wesleyan University Press, 2001.
"Sonnet 130" by Shakespeare and "Sonnet 23" by Louis Labe both talk about love, as so many sonnets do. Their respective techniques however, differentiate them from each other. Shakespeare uses a rhyme scheme that became known as Shakespearean rhyme scheme or English rhyme. He writes about love in a sarcastic manner though. He is mocking the traditional love poems and the usual expressive manner in which women are often compared to. It is ironic in a way because Shakespeare himself also uses the very techniques in his previous writing when he is writing from a man's point-of-view and describing a woman. But in this sonnet he uses the technique of mocking this exaggerated comparison. Usually women are compared to having skin as white as snow, however, in reality, Shakespeare points out, women don't really fit this description, "If snow be white, why then her breasts are dun."
The birds flying away in the end are representative of the freedom to love each other that Allie and Noah now have with each other. No physical bounds can restrain them. These elements became apparent on the fourth viewing. I then went back through the scenes to see if bird imagery was hiding in other scenes. Birds were found throughout the story, such as Noah providing bread for Allie to feed the birds, a mockingbird on the porch after they make love, etc. Upon closer examination, this emerged as a central tool for conveying the theme that Noah and Allie's love was as wild and free as the birds.
An analysis of "The Notebook" is a prime example of how the technique of viewing the film several times until the layers emerge can reveal deeper meanings with each viewing. In order to understand how the various elements of the film…
Boggs, J., and Petrie, D. (2008). The Art of Watching Films (Ashford Custom 7th ed.).
Mountain View, CA Mayfield.
Dirks, T. (n.d.). Tips on Film Viewing. Part 2. Filmsite. Retrieved August 9, 2010 from http://www.filmsite.org/filmview2.html
Goudreau, K. (2006). American Beauty: The Seduction of the Visual Image in the Culture of Technology. Bulletin of Science, Technology & Society. 26 (1): 23-30.
speech of a public institution's faculty member to be protected under the Pickering/Connickline of cases, what criteria must be satisfied? Do these criteria suitably balance the interests of faculty members and the institution in the higher education context?
There are really two key principles that must be satisfied. The first is that the court determines whether the speech in question hinges on a matter of public concern. If it does, the court takes further criteria into consideration such as:
Whether the statement impairs discipline in school or harmony amongst superiors or amongst cookers.
Whether the statement has a negative impact on close working relationships
Whether the speech interferes with the way the operator usually conducts his business,
Yes, these criteria take the interests of faculty members and school into consideration.
Specifically, what was the fatal flaw in the instructor's speech? Was it the profanity itself? Or was it the belittling…
Karl Marx, Max Weber, Antonio Gramsci and Pierre Bourdieu all conceptualize culture power in different ways. Each identifies the agent (the specific social group) which acquires and makes use of cultural power as well as the means by which the agents acquire and maintain cultural power.
As Marx and Engels observe in The German Ideology, "The class which has the means of material production at its disposal, has control at the same time over the means of mental production, so that thereby, generally speaking, the ideas of those who lack the means of mental production are subject to it" (64). Thus, for Marx, laborers were the specific group that needed to acquire power from the elites (capitalists), owners of the means of production. The means of production were, of course, the laborers. Communism was the ideology that would free the laborers from subservience to the owners of capital.…
PC Magazine found that the Acer uses only "39 while idle and a miserly 62 while running our CineBench benchmark test," during typical use of applications, which is "less electricity than many lightbulbs!" (Domingo 2009). The only downside is that the graphics are not particularly strong on this budget device, making playing online games less of a compelling experience than on more expensive units: however, given that the library wishes to encourage serious and concentrated use of its online resources, this could be viewed as a bonus!
A laptop may be favored by some library users who wish to have mobility as they circulate around the library. However, there are several logistical problems with using a laptop. First of all, laptops are more easily stolen, a real concern in a large library system with many patrons and a limited amount of librarians to supervise them. Laptops can also be easily…
Chang, Cisco. (2009, February 4). Dell Latitude E4300. PC Magazine. Retrieved July 19, 2009
Domingo, Joel Santo. (2009, May 29). Acer's Veriton X270-ED7400C PC Magazine. Retrieved July 19, 2009 at http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2347668,00.asp
Laptop vs. desktop. (2009). Establish your needs. PC.com. Retrieved July 19, 2009 at http://www.pc.com/learn/beforeyoubuy/establishyourneeds/laptopvsdesktop
decision to go along with his boss, Tom, notwithstanding his better judgment, he was uncomfortable. After all, he knows in advance that the quality of the products he will be providing to the local schools is terrible. How could he in good conscience deliver pens that leak and notebooks with pages that come apart easily.
hat ethical issues are raised in this story? The very fact that schools in the area have trusted the company Sam works for, and that the products he has delivered to the schools have previously been of good quality, providing them with shoddy products at this point in his job puts his reputation in jeopardy. Besides his personal issues (reputation, values, responsibilities), the ethical issues raised include: a) there is deception when you sell products the customer believes are worthy but in fact they are not worthy; b) when you knowingly charge the same price…
Jennings, Marianne Moody. (2008). Business Ethics: Case Studies and Selected Readings.
Florence, KY: Cengage Learning.
Putman, Cara C. (2009). The Complete Idiot's Guide to Business Law. New York: Penguin.
The writer of this work assumes the position of Crime Scene Investigator who is responding to a homicide scene at a convenience store/gas station at 3:00 A.M. Upon first arriving the officer who first responded at the scene relates information that there was an additiaonl employee present during the incident in addition to a mother and her 15-year-old son who are both witnesses to the crime. There is a deceased victim with a gunshot wound in the chest. The responsibility fo the Crime Scene Invesetigator includes latent print work and other related tasks.
Upon arrival to the sceneit is noted that the scene was secured prior to the arrival of the Crime Scene Investigator. In additional all crime scene integrity precautions and procedures are in place and the crime scene photographer has taken all necessary on-scene photographs for you. All sketches and measurements have already been taken. Other…
Crime Scene Procedures (2012) National Forensic Science Technology Center. Retrieved from: http://projects.nfstc.org/property_crimes/Crime_Scene_Procedures_III.pdf
Crime-Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection (nd) Chapter 2. Retrieved from: http://www.cengagesites.com/academic/assets/sites/4827/bertino_chapter2.pdf
ABSTACT OF THE DISCLOSUE
A flat, transparent cover for protecting laptop computers from damage caused by dust and other air-borne contaminants, or from liquids splashed or spilled directly onto the computer keyboard. The protective cover conforms in height and width to the corresponding dimensions of the laptop computer keyboard and is provided in a thin, flat, rectangular section, or panel, fashioned of a material such as vinyl, which is impermeable to liquids and air-borne contaminants, and which is sufficiently soft or deformable that it does not impede typing or interfere with normal laptop computer use and keyboard access when laid on top of the notebook computer keyboard.
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Philosophy of Love
The author of this report has been charged with picking a film or novel that centers on love. For the purposes of the report, the author has chosen The Notebook as memorialized in both book and film form. The book was written by Nicholas Sparks. The author of this report will cover several main sections in this report. The first section will be a quick paragraph or two that summarizes the story of The Notebook. The storyline, developments and details of The Notebook will then be compared and contrasted to several pieces of scholarly literature that relates to, in whole or in part, the subjects of love, social justice and fairness. While many people date and marry based on things like race, class and prestige, there are indeed many people that unapologetically and joyfully break that trend, much to the potential dismay of their family and/or friends.…
Abramson, K., & Leite, A. (2011). LOVE AS A REACTIVE EMOTION. Philosophical
Quarterly, 61(245), 673-699. doi:10.1111/j.1467-9213.2011.716.x
Charles, K.K., Hurst, E., & Killewald, A. (2013). Marital Sorting and Parental
Wealth. Demography, 50(1), 51-70. doi:10.1007/s13524-012-0144-6
(Day Power DC Jack epair, 2007) it is a fact that measurement of any physical quantity is not over till the experimenter stipulates the uncertainties in carrying out the experiment. Such error analysis is important to render the experimental results proper meaning, such that they can be compared with theoretical predictions or associated calibrations. (Introductory Measurement procedures and Error Analysis, 2007)
To sum up, it is crucial that in a mad rush to take a lead and beat competition, one should not turn a blind eye to realistic assessment of one's production capabilities and the brink to which one can push himself to. In the instant case, Microstat desired to incorporate the latest touchpad as a new cursor technology in its latest series of Notebook computers. It its endeavor towards meeting this near impossible feat, it ran production schedules far beyond its capacities which is not a good…
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The objective of this document is to provide the technical instruction about the strategy to maintaning and protecting the HP Pavilion computer Notebook against a potential damage and external attacks. The instruction is essential to guide people using the HP Pavilion on the appropriate method to use the system and prevent it from damaging.
This manual is to be used by employees, customers, suppliers, top executive, and individuals using the HP Pavilion.
The purpose of this paper is to advise the target audience about the strategy for maintenance of HP Pavilion computer Notebook correctly.
Hewlett-Packard is a giant computer company that focuses on manufacturing and marketing of computer systems, printers and other computer products. To achieve their objective, employees, customers, suppliers, and individuals use the computer systems to communicate to one another. One of the company's latest products is HP Pavilion computer Notebook, and the company has sold million…
In addition to the America's, your company also did well in the European market.
The company was able to fortify its No. 2 annual share position. In calendar 2003, your company held a 10.5% market share compared to 9.6% market share in 2002 ("Dell Annual Report 2004"). In deed the company's globel presence is increasing at a remarkable rate.
In 2004 your company's Gross margin as a percentage of net revenue increase to 18.2%, compared to 17.9% in 2003 and 17.7% in 2002("Dell Annual Report 2004"). In addition, your company's cost savings initiative drove the year-over-year improvement for fiscal 2004 and 2003 ("Dell Annual Report 2004").
The company also made a concerted effort to improve margins by implementing four main cost reduction initiatives ("Dell Annual Report 2004"). These cost reduction initiatives affect warranty costs, manufacturing costs, design costs, and operating expenses ("Dell Annual Report 2004"). In addition, the cost savings…
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In the first one to three years, Make a Change plans to step up its budget or marketing and advertising expenses as a way to drive up business and profits. After the first year, we also plan to bring in other charities on board to share in some of the donations we will be producing through our gross profits.
The main cornerstone of the business will rely upon t-shirt sales. On our site, we will offer a variety of different colors and styles, which vary in price to the customer. These shirts range in cost to us depending on the style chosen. Like all other products, 10% of our gross profits from t-shirt sales will go to our chosen charity. All tees are 100% cotton, with several sizes, fits, and colors available to the consumer.
Make a Change Brand. Blank cotton tees total to $1.75 a piece,…
Despite its clear benefits and advantages in terms of ease of use and cost effectiveness, there are certain risks associated with wireless networking. These risks are discussed further below.
Review of the Literature.
Security Risks Associated with IEEE WLAN 802.11. The applications for wireless communication technology continue to develop and expand; today, at least, the 802.11b is the standard of choice for wireless router communication used with network installation (Gonazles & Higby 2003). "The integrity of the transmitted data is a valid 2.4 GHz. At this wavelength medium, the propagation of wavelength maintains strong connectivity" (Gonzales & Higby 2003, p. 30). The technology of WLANs actually dates back to the mid-1980s; during this period, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) freed up radio frequency (rf) to the industry. "Initially, this was viewed as a broadcast reception procedure and very little thought went to broadcast transmission" (Gonzales & Higby 2003, p. 30).…
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2). The company has demonstrated this effect time and again as it enters new, standardized product categories, such as network servers, workstations, mobility products, printers and other electronic accessories; in fact, almost 20% of every standards-based computer system sold in the world today is a Dell: "This global reach indicates our direct approach is relevant across product lines, regions and customer segments" (Dell at a glance, 2007, p. 3).
Today, Dell competes on a global basis, and it manages its business through three key geographic segments as shown in Table 1 below:
Dell Geographic Business Segments.
This business unit accounted for about 64% of the $56 billion the company earned in revenues in 2005 (Allison, 2006). This market region includes the U.S., Canada, and Latin America (Dell Annual eport, 2006); one Dell executive, Lawrence Pentland, was recently assigned control of the operations in…
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Product Marketing and Brand Analysis: Core, Actual, And Augmented Product Levels
Product and Brand: SONY Vaio PCG-R505GL
The core benefit of the Sony Vaio R505GL laptop is that it offers consumers a personal computer that is portable, stylish, and user-friendly. The R505GL model is termed as an "ultra-portable" Vaio notebook because it only weighs approximately 4 lbs. Furthermore, with its lavender-colored magnesium finish, the product is stylish, deviating from the usual color of black or gray laptops/notebooks available from other popular computer brands. It is also user-friendly because it contains numerous features that maximize the product's capability as a portable computer to make use of its software and hardware features optimally.
Sony Vaio's core product indeed establishes the actual product. The R505GL model contains numerous features that illustrate the high quality level, new features, stylish packaging and the Sony tradition of providing consumers with quality electronic…
It initially failed to attract the desired audience, but it is believed that the recent innovations of the re-launched tablet PC would ensure its success (Search Mobile Computing, 2010).
While Apple stated that they were the first creators of tablet computers, Microsoft comes to argue the same. Thorn Holwerda (2010) however states that neither of the two it monoliths were the creator of tablet PC. "Well, no. They're both wrong. oth Microsoft and Apple were late to the game when it comes to tablet computing, and so far, neither of the two companies have been able to popularize the paradigm in any meaningful way - but boy, did they try" (Holwerda, 2010).
In understanding the history of the tablet computer, it is first necessary to differentiate between the concept of the tablet computer and the resulting final product. The concept of the tablet computer was introduced by Alan Kay and…
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This means that teachers may need additional training which can be delivered in-house or outsourced depending on the localized requirements and levels of computer-based and information resource expertise in the teacher cohort. The full impact of a comprehensive integration of technology in the classroom is characterized by one educator thusly: "The infusion of technology has been a great blessing for the school and will have staying power. Learning has been totally transformed. e expect that this will pay tremendous dividends as the progress of these students is measured through standardized tests and other methods for the remainder of their school career" (Fox 24).
Example No. 3. Technology is ubiquitous, and its use is not only common business practice throughout the known world, its use in educational settings has become commonplace as well. It would be irresponsible for teachers to ignore potential opportunities to improve their delivery of educational services using…
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iPad & Macbook Air Marketing Analysis
In an economy that is still considered dismal by many, the marketing strategies of successful companies are viewed as guideposts by competitors who wish to both break into the market and maintain a significant presence. In viewing the branding tactics used by Apple for products such as the iPAD and MacBook Air, one can see the tactics used to not only brand these products in a manner that achieved significant attention from the market itself, but retain the interest of consumers. In viewing the research at hand, it also becomes clear that in order to cultivate such success, many issues must be accounted for such as regard for the environment, company ethics, price caps, etc.
IPAD v. MacBook Air: Marketing Analysis
In viewing the economic market, certain tactics are utilized by companies to remain a viable presence within their respective fields in terms…
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Recognition of identity is also related to gender in Possession: A Romance, in which two scholars pursue an affair held by long-dead poets to discover truths about their work and themselves. Acutely aware of the manner in which text creates meaning, and in which the intellectualization of sexuality (and the sexualization of intellectuality), the relationship between the modern scholars is as fraught with complications as the century-old relationship between the poets they are studying. In the nineteenth century, however, explicit social rules made certain behaviors unacceptable and drew boundaries around the two genders. In the modern era, these boundaries are not explicitly imposed but rather are more subtle and insidious yet just as influential. Maud, the female scholar and half of the pair of erstwhile lovers, has accepted the modern role of the female scholar that in many ways negates female sexuality and is expected to be beyond such thoughts…
Transformation in the technologies behind information will effect in vital transformation in the competition of enterprises. International Business Machines -- IBM encounter a transforming market wherein reputable products lose their competitive edge and also become defunct and are replaced by new products based on latest technologies. IBM Corporation is undoubtedly, the single most major seller in the marketplace in the current era. IBM holds a leadership position in its industry to an extent that is unprecedented in majority of other industries. Users will be encountered with intricate preferences as the restrictions of usual idea regarding information systems in dealing with modern technology becomes palpable. An inescapable aspect of inevitability is present in handling latest technology.
In case of better or worse, modernization cannot be overlooked. Coping up with new technology might be problematic in case of somebody compared to others and might be impossible for everybody. IBM can…
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history of computers, while relatively brief in terms of years spanned, is incredibly complex and eventful. The technological advances have come at a blinding pace, from the original mainframes that weighed tons (literally!) to the tiny notebooks that weigh less than a gallon of milk today, just a halfcentury later. Five main generations have delineated the advancement of computers: the mainframe, minicomputers, personal computers, supercomputers, and finally the notebook computer.
The first of these categories is the mainframe, which originated in the 1950s. The UNIVAC, the first mainframe that was reproduced, ran off of vacuum tubes, cost over a million dollars, and was quite physically imposing. During these years mainframes filled entire rooms and were only within the price range of huge corporations or the government. In those days, the only computers were mainframes there was no other category of computers to compare. These central processing systems performed mainly huge…
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XYZ Hamburger Havens
ince our restaurants are situated along the East Coast, every year some or our franchises run the risk of being in the path of a hurricane. These are your instructions for preparing your location for a hurricane. Please use these instructions to create a "Hurricane Preparations" notebook for easy reference if a hurricane should threaten your locale.
First, walk around the building looking for items that might become dangerous if propelled by strong winds (taff writers, 2004). uch items could include trashcans, benches not solidly anchored to the ground, umbrella tables, and even some shrubbery: in a hurricane, a flying coconut can do a lot of damage. Make a list of these hazards and place it in your Hurricane Preparations notebook.
Then meet with the fire department or building inspector of your city to make sure you have identified all hazards. Make a note…
NUI. DATE. "Hurricane Safety." City Gas Company Of Florida. Accessed via the Internet April 9, 2004. http://www.nui.com/content.cfm?cid=380
Staff writers. 2004. "Taking Care of Business." South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Accessed via the Internet April 9, 2004. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/hurricane/sns-hc-prep-business,0,5902211.story
Pedagogic Model for Teaching of Technology to Special Education Students
Almost thirty years ago, the American federal government passed an act mandating the availability of a free and appropriate public education for all handicapped children. In 1990, this act was updated and reformed as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which itself was reformed in 1997. At each step, the goal was to make education more equitable and more accessible to those with special educational needs. During the last presidential term, the "No Child Left Behind" Act attempted to assure that individuals with disabilities were increasingly mainstreamed and assured of high educational results. All of these legislative mandates were aimed at insuring that children with disabilities were not defrauded of the public education which has become the birthright of all American children. The latest reforms to IDEA, for example, provided sweeping reforms which not only expanded the classification of special…
Students then move to advisory to discuss what they learned from the principal, then begins first period science class.
Science is tutorial based, but often broken up into groups of four for lab and experimentation work. Math lab includes a number of different activities that change out regularly.
Following math, the students meet for Art class, which varies daily in activities, social and spatial development.
Lunch and a brief recess follows.
First class after lunch focuses on learning tools combined with independent reading; teacher uses only worksheets as student activity after reading; question worksheet designed to uncover comprehension and vocabulary development
Next class is social studies, work in pairs, teacher uses a number of different strategies and course outlines for variety.
Final period of the day focuses on English, or ESL for international students.
Reviewing a typical day for Ahmad, however, shows some serious disconnects in terms of his continual…
What do Tom and Mary have in common?
Outside of the purview of this essay, but nevertheless vital to the arguments presented when dealing with multicultural education, one must understand that there is a rather hierarchical taxonomy regarding the topic: Conservative multiculturalism, which assumes that unsuccessful minorities come from culturally deprived backgrounds and require ethnicity "stripping" for economic success of the child; Liberal multiculturalism which formats the sameness of all groups and requires manifesting language, but remaining culturally aware of the base culture; Pluralistic multiculturalism that shares features with the liberal view but focuses more on learning about differences and integration of race into simply being part of the individual; Left-Essentialist multicultural that holds that the conservative element uses language and other educational means as a way to control a minority and that essential traits may be romanticized for effect; and Critical multiculturalism that takes race, class, gender and even sexuality and transcends to a larger, more complex, social struggle. See: Kincheloe, J. And S. Steinberg. (1997). Changing Multiculturalism. Open University Press; and D. Campbell (2008). Choosing Democracy, a practical guide to Multicultural education. Allyn/Bacon.
This was even though he received no immediate remuneration, in terms of money or benefits, from developing such interests. Leonardo's notebooks of this period of his life reveal a spirit of scientific inquiry and a mechanical inventiveness that were centuries ahead of his time.
Ivor Hart makes it clear that Leonardo was far more than a great artist: he had one of the best scientific minds of his time. Perhaps Leonardo's great talent was in observing -- he made careful, painstaking observations of the natural world, such as birds in flight. Such careful observations of the natural world are critical, of course, to the eye of a great artist. But Leonardo's eye enabled him to carry out research of precision as well as beauty, in science as well as art.
Perhaps the real paradox is how separate art and science have become in the modern construction of the disciplines. Leonardo…
Hart, Ivor. The World of Leonardo da Vinci Man of Science, Engineer and Dreamer of Flight. New York, 1962.
In their study, "Thinking of Inclusion for All Special Needs Students: Better Think Again," asch and his colleagues (1994) report that, "The political argument in favor of inclusion is based on the assumption that the civil rights of students, as outlined in the 1954 decision handed down in Brown v. Board of Education, which struck down the concept of 'separate but equal,' can also be construed as applying to special education" (p. 36). According to Mcgregor and Salisbury (2002), since then, the 1997 reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, P.L. 105-17, 1997), and the 1994 reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (also known as the "Improving America's Schools Act"; ESEA, P.L. 103-382, 1994), mandate the inclusion of supplementary services and instructional supports in the general education classrooms to provide all students with access to challenging and stimulating learning environments (Mcgregor & Salibury, 2002). In addition,…
Allan, J. (1999). Actively seeking inclusion: Pupils with special needs in mainstream schools. London: Falmer Press.
Balfanz, R., Jordan, W., Legters, N., & McPartland, J. (1998). Improving climate and achievement in a troubled urban high school through the talent development model. Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, 3(4), 348.
Banks, J. (1994). All of us together: The story of inclusion at the Kinzie School. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press.
Bullard, H.R. (2004). Ensure the successful inclusion of a child with Asperger syndrome in the general education classroom. Intervention in School & Clinic, 39(3), 176.
Preventing Data Loss and Data Overload
A qualitative researcher may have to organize, document, and track large and diverse amounts of information. Consider this scenario: A researcher has interviewed 12 participants thus far and has decided to follow up with 4 of them for further interviews. Unfortunately, the researcher has placed all of the contact information on sticky notes around the computer and now cannot find the contact information for 2 of the participants. Moreover, the research supervisor is asking the researcher for a specific piece of interview transcript from one of the participants. These transcripts are all handwritten in a notebook, and the researcher has 15 unmarked notebooks where interview transcripts reside.
Would you like to be the researcher in this position? Can you think of potential problems with this organizational strategy (or lack thereof)? In this Discussion, you will consider data organization strategies so that you will not…
As human beings we have an "idea" or concept of who we are and what we really should be, hence we create an Ideal Self that we constantly strive for, often in vain. If the perceived self, our own self-image, is not aligned with the actual self, how we really are, there will always be personality problems and dysfunction as one relates to one's self and the rest of the world. (Kail & Wicks 1993) In Carl's case this is certainly exacerbated by his TBI.
In some sense if a human being grows in a very healthy and psychological and socially secure and protected environment, congruence should naturally be achieved. If he or she has felt the unconditional positive reinforcement that ogers advocates, than congruence should be an outcome of certainty. (Vander Zanden 2003) However, even with the best of growth comes change and the self you are today may…
Demorest, Amy. 2005. Psychology's Grand Theorists: How Personal Experiences Shaped Professional Ideas. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Kail, RV, & Wicks-Nelson, R. 1993. Developmental Psychology. 5th ed. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
Vander Zanden, James W. 2003. Human Development. Crandell, L.T. & C.H. Crandell & Thomas L., Eds.. New York: McGraw Hill.
The direct selling strategy will be a website that will include a product configuration application. A distribution partner portal will also be created which gives distributors and dealers the ability to customize the Liberta Ultralight in quantity for their customers as well. The use of channel strategies to actively promote the use of mass customization as a product differentiator will also be accomplished through intensive dealer and channel training (Swiercz, Lydon, 388). Finally the use of an integrated Partner Relationship Management (PRM) system that will give channel partners the flexibility to provide resellers with support on a 24/7 basis will also be created. The intent is to create enough support for channel strategies so they can produce up to 60 -- 70% of overall revenue for the product line.
There are many different aspects of promotion that need to be included in the launch of the Liberta Ultralight.…
Zuhair Al-Obaidi, and Mika Gabrielsson. "Sales Channel Strategies in Export Marketing of Small and Medium Sized High Tech Companies. " Journal of Euro - Marketing 12.2 (2002): 5.
Bernoff, J., and C. Li. "Harnessing the Power of the Oh-So-Social Web. " MIT Sloan Management Review 49.3 (2008): 36.
Doern, R.. "Investigating Barriers to SME Growth and Development in Transition Environments: A Critique and Suggestions for Developing the Methodology. " International Small Business Journal 27.3 (2009):
Cooke, M., and N. Buckley. "Web 2.0, social networks and the future of market research. " International Journal of Market Research 50.2 (2008): 267.
I even spoke with my friends there in English. It was truly a fruitful experience for me.
Eventually, my learning of the English language has proved to be very important to me and my education. It was very helpful especially in achieving my goals, even when I continued to study as a college student in an American university. Not only because it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for me to communicate with people from different countries without being able to speak English myself, but also because my experiences in studying the English language has taught me several skills and techniques in memorizing, analyzing, and understanding different lessons or issues. Unlike some of the students I knew, I tried to find the connection of the terms we used in class with real things I came across in everyday life. This made the lessons simpler and easier to understand for…
This conclusion is based on the high degree of commonality of its components, the length of time it has been in the market and potential for very low TCO over the life of the laptop,
Venkatesha Babu. (2007, April). "Lenovo Is At A Tipping Point." Business Today,96. etrieved April 10, 2009, from ABI/INFOM Global database. (Document ID: 1267755651).
Britt, P. (2009, April). Securing the Mobile Landscape. Information Today, 26(4), 1-11. etrieved April 12, 2009, from Business Source Premier database.
Cisco Cheng. (2006, August). Ultraportable Notebooks; Whether you're flying first-class around the country or backpacking through rush hour, you want a laptop that's petite and portable, yet powerful and feature-rich. PC Magazine, 25(13), Fl05. etrieved April 10, 2009, from ABI/INFOM Trade & Industry database. (Document ID: 1105509881).
Steven Cherry. (2008). Wi-Fi Takes On Bluetooth. IEEE Spectrum, 45(8), 14. etrieved April 11, 2009, from ABI/INFOM Global database. (Document ID: 1537186951).
Venkatesha Babu. (2007, April). "Lenovo Is At A Tipping Point." Business Today,96. Retrieved April 10, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1267755651).
Britt, P. (2009, April). Securing the Mobile Landscape. Information Today, 26(4), 1-11. Retrieved April 12, 2009, from Business Source Premier database.
Cisco Cheng. (2006, August). Ultraportable Notebooks; Whether you're flying first-class around the country or backpacking through rush hour, you want a laptop that's petite and portable, yet powerful and feature-rich. PC Magazine, 25(13), Fl05. Retrieved April 10, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry database. (Document ID: 1105509881).
Steven Cherry. (2008). Wi-Fi Takes On Bluetooth. IEEE Spectrum, 45(8), 14. Retrieved April 11, 2009, from ABI/INFORM Global database. (Document ID: 1537186951).
Conclusions and ecommendations
Lenovo Group Limited is a leader onto the Chinese market, but fails to become one onto the America market. The primary thing they have to consider is the adaptation to the unique requirements of the U.S. market and industry. Foremost, they need to take a more aggressive approach in order to gain and consolidate a leading position.
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They realize we have an alternative. That's something they really need to take seriously." [DAVID KIRKPATRICK]
Further, AMD Opteron processor had one more advantage over Intel's processor. With a technology known as 'silicon on insulator' AMD processors used less electricity and produced little heat and were therefore much compact than Intel's processors that required more space for additional cooling fans. [DAVID KIRKPATRICK] AMD's processor also proved superior to Intel when it came to high data intensive computing such as the Wall Street trading operations. Performance gains are stated to be, "anywhere from 40% all the way up to several hundred percent" [David Krikpatrick]
Not long ago, AMD's speciality was confined to selling fast processors for consumer desktops, but today the company has diversified its product lines with chips catering to every segment of the market namely desktops, notebooks as well as servers. As semiconductor analyst Dean McCarron of Mercury Research…
Tony Smith, "Intel, AMD jostled for market share in 2006,"
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As Yu Tsun himself describes the glum setting of his train trip:
There was hardly a soul on the platform. I went through the coaches; I remember a few farmers, a woman dressed in mourning, a young boy who was reading with fervor the Annals of Tacitus, a wounded and happy soldier.
The coaches jerked forward at last. A man whom I recognized ran in vain to the end of the platform. It was Captain Richard Madden. Shattered, trembling, shrank into the far corner of the seat, away from the dreaded window.
Moreover, Yu Tsun's final train ride toward killing and being killed is not even anything of a labyrinthine (or even mildly interesting) journey through the likes of gardens, or along forking paths. Instead, this is just a straight, direct, well-worn; non-ambiguous shot to another non-descript, poorly lighted train station replete with more dim lighting and plenty of shadows…
Protecting children from the effects of second-hand smoke and the extent by which the government can mandate repulsive images on the cigarette boxes are two cases which are causing controversy. The "Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data claiming that one in five middle and high school students are regularly exposed to secondhand smoke while in cars." (Yahanda, 2012, p. 1) Thus there are many proponents of banning smoking while in the car and children are present. This type of law is difficult because to many it impinges on individual freedom in a private location. Secondly, a U.S. District judge blocked the government mandate that required cigarette companies to place specific graphic images of the effects of cigarette smoking on cigarette boxes. This case also deals with the government authority to require corporations to compel private business to include images on their product.
1. Two pieces of…
Successful classroom management is a central component of a productive educational environment. Without it, otherwise valuable learning activities can be rendered less effective or even fruitless. Teachers are acutely aware of this phenomenon and strive to maintain order in their classrooms. While universal tactics, such as proximity, direct instruction, and the provision of high-interest activities, generally prevent potential disarray, there are moments when personalized techniques more successfully address management issues.
The issue of inattentive students is a troublesome one for many teachers. The reasons for distractibility are numerous. However, by thoroughly investigating why a particular student cannot or will not pay attention in class, teachers can more quickly and accurately respond to this dilemma. There is a subpopulation of gifted and talented students who seem to be perpetually lost during large portions of instructional activities. Oftentimes the underlying cause is due to disorganization, rather than disinterest or boredom. These distracted…
For many organizations, their performance in the international market is more important for their survival and growth than their performance in the home market and this performance has to be achieved. Dell as a company has outlined clearly its policies for operating in the International market and these should be viewed as its global strategy. This also should be the starting point for any discussions regarding its globalization.
The history of the company is quite interesting and it had begun as the company of Michael Dell in 1984 while he was still a student in Austin. The business started as one of selling upgrades of IBM compatible PCs and then shifted to a business of selling its own brand. He was operating on the direct sales model where the PC was built to the specification of the customer. Their retailing activities started in the year 1990, but the business…
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Dell is one among the largest computer system companies in the world, which is unique and popular because of its direct marketing policy. It deals in manufacturing personal computers, servers or enterprise products, storages and offer IT solutions for the customers. The services provided by the company are of high quality and low cost, thus providing the source of economical investment to the clients. Dell is among the pioneers and still a unique company that carry direct marketing operations. It started its sales via telephone and then expanded it using internet.
A 19-year-old teenager Michael Dell founded Dell in 1984 with only $1,000 capital. He started business with an aim of selling IM-compatible PCs. Dell received high worldwide success and profit in just few years of its functions. During the first year, it made $6 million gross revenue. The next year, Dell started selling computer of its own design name…
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Day Seven Class -- History: The only materials recommended are a copy of Howard Zinn's a People's History of the United States.
Day Eight -- Writing Day: No additional materials are recommended because participants already have pencils and notebooks for other classes.
Day Nine -- Reading Day: No additional materials are recommended because participants already have a copy of a book they have always wanted to read.
Day Ten -- Open Mind Day: No additional materials are recommended. Participants are encouraged to trade their books recommended for Days Six and Nine with other participants whose books they would never have chosen to read and would never have read otherwise.
The New York City Metropolitan Area has an extensive public transportation system. Subways travel from all four outer-boroughs into Manhattan and from other areas of Manhattan to the Union Square Area. Every subway station and bus stop maintains posted maps…
Technology is the in-thing in the current world. All sectors and institutions that exist rely on technology and technological advances. Since the invention and incorporation of computers by the for-father of the computer era, several progressive steps have been achieved towards enhancing the quality of these computers. The initial and founding machines are renowned worldwide for their extremely large sizes. The first computers being as large as to occupy more than a standard room space. Continued improvements and studies into more efficient and effective technology re-sized these magnanimously large machines into the current small sized desktops and stand-alone (Howard, 2009).
The technological progression did not, however, stop there. The advent of the technological era in the early 1960s saw the designing of the first, smallest and more portable machines that later came to be called laptops (Chambers, 2008). The name laptop originated from the fact that these devices are…
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There are minor differences in prices, quality, and features of these products. Therefore, consumers can choose those products that best match their current needs. In the new market, Technosoft will need to strive hard for building a strong customer base by producing and promoting innovative technology solutions.
v. The Bargaining Power of Suppliers:
The bargaining power of suppliers is strong against new and small scale software manufacturers while very low against top market leaders. eason being, large scale manufacturers take advantage of their financial strength and make long-term collaborations with the raw material suppliers in a view to get regular and non-stop supply. On the other hand, small manufacturers can neither make strategic collaborations nor make bulk purchases for getting discount on raw material. As a result, the bargaining power of suppliers increases against these small manufacturers.
Section 3: Marketing Plan
3.1: Potential Target Market
Technosoft specializes in operating system…
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Vice President Communications,
Informational Product Report
The iPhone 5 Features and Specifications
Operating System and Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Audio and Sound
The new lightning connector
Comparison of iPhone 5 with previous versions
iPhone 5 Design
iPhone 5 Display
iPhone 5 Camera
iPhone 5 Ear Pods
iPhone 5 Comparison with previous iPhone versions
Apple has finally launched its newest version of Smartphone in the iPhone series -- the iPhone 5. The most awaited iPhone 5 has received great appreciation after its launch on 21st September 2012. The consumers and businesses were exposed to numerous rumors about the design and features of the new iPhone. The new iPhone is now available in the market with different new features and supporting capabilities. This report presents an overview of this innovative Smartphone in terms of its features, designs,…
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Alessandro Portelli, the Death of Luigi Trastulli and Other Stories: Form and Meaning in Oral History.
This paper begins by situating Alessandro Portelli's oral history in the context of the postwar reaction in Italy against the historical theories of the influential Neapolitan philosopher enedetto Croce. It then proceeds to a discussion of Portelli's methodology by reference above all to the essay The Death of Luigi Trastulli, whose starting point is the death at the hands of the police of a young Terni steelworker in 1949. Portelli's essay is not concerned with verifying, in the mode of the documentary historian, the precise circumstances in which Trastulli was killed, however. His concern was rather to account for the diverse memories, which have grown up around the Trastulli event. Portelli's oral history methodology was inspired by his pathbreaking discovery that erroneous memories possess historical value. The paper concludes by raising some possible criticisms…
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High enaissance Movement and Its Most Celebrated Artists
The enaissance is referred to as a period of time where there was a great cultural movement that began in Italy during the early 1300's. It spread into other countries such as England, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. This era continued into the late 1400's and ended during the 1600's. The enaissance times were a period of rebirth and during this time many artists studied the art of ancient Greece and ome. Their desire was to recapture the spirit of the Greek and oman cultures in their own artistic, literary, and philosophic works. The cultures of ancient Greece and ome are often called classical antiquity. The enaissance thus represented a rebirth of these cultures and is therefore also known as the revival of antiquity or the revival of learning.
The artists' works include many aspects of the medieval times and incorporated…
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This confusion would have been intolerable for him, creating disorganized patterns of thought. Out of this disorganization developed delusion. The boy came to imagine that the father killed the mother.
Another way cognitive (and psychodynamic) approaches explain the genesis of schizophrenia is by reference to childhood trauma. Things such as abuse, divorce, a domineering mother, or witnessing murder are seen as major factors in schizophrenic development (Koehler & Silver, 2009, p. 225). Traumatic events lead to dissociation from parents and from reality. Other related factors are stress, fear, anxiety, and social isolation that lead to schizophrenia. In other words, it is how the person is embedded in extreme and dysfunctional social relations that may shape their development. Here Spider's malady would be discussed in terms of intense family strife. There is evidence for severe marital tension in the film, exemplified by the man's having an affair. Combined with poor family…
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Network Support Technologies Case Study
Project Scope, Schedule, and Budget
Type and Configuration of the Network
User Policies and Legal Issues
Life of Equipment
Providing an Online Radio Service
Information is now growing at speeds never thought imaginable. Today's world of Information Technology (IT) has provided the dynamic platform in which exponentially growing information resources emerge. This complex arena of knowledge management provides tremendous advantages to modern society. It allows individuals greater and faster access to resources that, in turn, can be used to facilitate more accurate decision making. This is especially true in the realm of academia.
Avington College's students will reap tremendous benefits from providing a blended e-learning solution. E-learning provides many inherent advantages through its method of delivery. Digital content can be implemented nearly as fast as it is created with virtually no risk of obsolescence. hen e-learning is…
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" (Cole and Styron, nd)
Cole and Styron report that with the additional technology available in today's schools it would be natural to believe that students would enter the workforce better prepared for use of technology than previously. This is stated however to not be the case since reports show that in 1998 approximately 22% of employees possessed the necessary technology skills upon entering the workforce and these are technology skills needed for approximately 60% of the new jobs in the job market.
From these statistics it can be assumed that teachers are failing to incorporate technology into classroom instruction and thereby failing to enable students in expansion of their learning to include technology use. The work of Poole and Moran (1998) is stated to have made identification of several factors known to contribute to the ineffectiveness of staff development in the area of technology. Those factors are stated as…
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Joseph made me hate Communists, then intolerance, and finally everything that could break the charmed pattern of our lives. I am not sure the Sisters of St. Joseph expected this from their daily lessons on the Red threat. The nuns' stories made me want to keep everything that I could. First, I would keep my faith. Much later, I would keep our regard for each other, and the ways which we revealed ourselves in these small houses.
The return from the very bloody and life changing WWII also peppers the reflections of the work, through both the ability of the community to embrace the Red scare with complete and utter servitude, build civic and amateur bomb shelters and honor those who returned with constancy. Many of the homes in Lakewood were purchased by young couples, the male partner being a returning veteran from WWII, as a result of the programs…
Waldie, D.J. Holy Land: a Suburban Memoir. New York: W.W. Norton. 1996.
D.J. Waldie Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir (New York: WW Norton, 1996) 73-74.
Ibid. 16, 33, 85, 86, 87, 168.
Ibid. 108, 112, 113.
Over time, from one second to the next, human behavior constantly changes, contributing to the fact that human behavior, consequently human cognition, constitutes a dynamic process. (Thelen and Smith, 1994). Communication, also a continuous interactive process, serves as the overtime interaction between the human motivated information processing system and the communication message. (Geiger and Reeves, 1993; Lang, 2000; Rafaeli, 1988)
Media multitasking indicates a user will simultaneously experience exposure to content from various media. As an individual possesses only a limited number of cognitive resources, he/she will not be able to process information at the same level of efficiency as media single use. As a result, the continuing, shifting attention results in less effective retrieval of information, as well as, experiencing challenges retrieving, encoding and storing information.
Statement of Problem
Despite contradictory indications from communication and cognitive psychology, younger adults' fill their lives with multitasking around media, as well…
Whilst I talk, some poor farmer drudges & slaves for me" (Journals 9: 126). He feels that a real reformer is the one who would refuse to purchase or use slave-produced goods and in this regard he noted: "Alas! alas! my brothers, there is never an abolitionist in New England" (Journals 9:128).
Thus reform though it has been an important subject has often elicited different responses from thinkers and writers. While some connected it with religion, others completely kept religion away from it. Winthrop's brand of reform is not only different from Emerson's but the former will never find any endorsement of his views in the writings of Emerson's. The latter was more involved and interested in individualistic reform that focused on change within one's self instead of institutionalized change. The different in thinking can be attributed to the different time periods in which they composed their thoughts.
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technology in the world growing at an exponential rate, computers have broken through the educational system and have started to become part of the set educational curriculum. Now it no longer depends on which school one goes to, more likely than not, one is bound to encounter a computer. Computers have become so prevalent in school environments that even children as young as 5 and 6 years olds are being exposed to technology and being taught how to use the computer (Bielefeldt, 341). The bottom line is that computers are revolutionizing the way every individual learns.
Computers are being used in schools as teaching methods. An example of a teaching method now being used, are power point presentations. What used to be written on black boards with chalk, evolved into writing on white boards with dry erase markers, but have now completely transformed into digitizing everything into power point presentations.…
Bielefeldt, Talbot. "Computers and Student Learning: Interpreting the Multivariate
Analysis of PISA 2000." Journal of Research on Technology in Education. (2006): 339-347.
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