On first glance, Forbidden Planet can easily be seen to parallel many other works relating to technology, nature, or both. One of the most obvious parallels is, of course, to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the story of a man stranded on an island which he has single-handedly brought under his control through the use of magic. Indeed, the characters, plot, and lesson of Forbidden Planet mirror almost exactly those of The Tempest, with the exception that where The Tempest employs magic, Forbidden Pla
My personal enjoyment with animation has inspired me to write this essay, pertaining to animation. Since I was a child I have been fascinated with cartoons; from when they started out to be black and white, and until now with full colour and computer effects. To better perceive what my personal feelings about animation are, I must first discuss in full detail, a general overview of how animators bring traditional animation alive with motion. Animation seems like a smooth movement of drawn seque
No Future? When looking into the future people see many different things. Whether it be flying cars, buildings floating in the air, or people walking around in space suits, everyone has their own idea. Most of the time when people look into the future they look far into it, not in the next several years. The future is usually defined as twenty or more years beyond the present. Many movies and stories written about the future world seem to have the common theme that technology will play a big pa
Since its introduction, television has increased in popularity to such an extent that the TV has become the electronic member of the family. The TV can hypnotize us and lure us into worlds of fantasy and adventure as we escape from our worries and cares. It can also inform us and bring us up to date on the latest news. The TV can be a teacher, a friend, and a source of knowledge and information, or it can have a negative effect on our behavior. No matter what effect television has on a person,
Botany Botany Choosing a career in botany ensures a person a wide choice of career opportunities, a fair salary, and an exciting life. If you prepare yourself with a good education and a positive attitude, you�ll be well on your way to becoming a successful botanist. Anyone can find enjoyment and fulfillment in a career field as fun and beneficial to others as botany. If you like nature and being outdoors, you might enjoy a career as an ecologist, taxonomist, conservationist, forester, or even
Billgates William Henry Gates III was born in Seattle, Washington, in 1955. Bill was called Trey by his father, since Trey means three. Trey was always smart, and always loved even the earliest computers he could get his hands on. He went to a public school at first, and made a few friends there. He was pushing all the school had to offer to the limits, until his parents decided to send him to a private school. He at first didn't like the idea, but shortly after decided to go. The new school he
The wave of the future is drowning out very quickly. All the technology we have created will bit the dust before the systems really are used. At the end of the century all systems that have calendars to monitor systems or use calendars to show dates will shut down all at once. Major electronic systems such as elevators, alarm systems, fax machines, telephones, cars with computer systems will be nothing more than paper weights or wall designs nothing more. For years computers and electronic equi
Digital photography, which is also called ‘digital imaging’ since it does not involve the use of film started in the sixties. The original development of the technology is at NASA when they required that exploration spacecraft, unable to return to earth, to be capable of sending back pictures of their voyages. The digital camera, like the standard film camera, uses a lens to focus the image on a sensor. The usual film camera depends on a film to capture the image but the digital relies on a sen
Direct-Mail Advertising As consumers, we are often bombarded by different types of advertisements each day. Whether it¹s by television, newspaper, or billboards, advertising has reached us one way or another. Yet, a majority of the ads that we encounter are often meaningless and uninteresting, because of the fact that these ads are meant to reach a certain target audience. This perception seems to change, however, when we look inside our mailboxes, pick-up our telephone, and even check our e-ma
In the novel 1984, George Orwell’s predictions of the future are really advice, “Don't let the government control every aspect of your private lives.” If we allow this we will be turned into robots of the system. Perhaps it is also a look at what is already. In many ways we are controlled, we are robots. In kindergarten we are taught how to be that way. “Stand in a line, don't talk, hands out of pockets, fire drill, bells ringing.” We are truly controlled by words and bells. Nine-teen-eighty-fo
The technology of Plasma display Panels, or PDPs, is a very new one. The release of these flat paneled televisions began around 1996. There isn’t yet a company who has come out with a display panel with the contrast and/or color quality of the regular CRT displays. PDPs are hoped to obtain this quality through more advanced research, to allow them to lower prices and have them hang on the walls of all homes. This would eliminate the need for TV stands and the extremely heavy, large screen CRT T
The author is Michael Crichton, and the book is The Lost World. Many people have read this book, along with its predecessor, Jurassic Park, and many people have been enthralled with the thought of living dinosaurs in the 20th century. “What if the dinosaurs did not become extinct? What if they still exist?” (The Lost World takes off a couple years after the first book. A separate island is discovered, an island where the dinosaurs were actually created. There are two different research groups s
Q: What measures are the government bringing in to boost e-commerce? A: E-commerce is absolutely essential to the growth of our economy and that is very strongly recognised by the government and very strongly recognised by both the Treasury and by the Department of Trade and Industry. The DTI published a competitiveness White Paper which was full of measures as far as e-commerce was concerned. We do take the point that e-commerce is going to change the way we do business which is why the chance
On August 2nd, 1990 Iraq military forces invaded and occupied Kuwait. The order was given by Iraq’s dictator-president Saddam Hussein. His aim was apparently to take control Kuwait’s oil reserves (despite its small size Kuwait is a huge oil producer; it has about 10 per cent of the world’s oil reserves). Iraq accused Kuwait of breaking agreements that limit oil production in the Middle East. According to Saddam Hussein, this brought down world oil prices severely and caused financial loss of bi
OIS 750 1. The archives are the inactive records of the company. The archives are things, documents, sound, video, etc, which are important to the company. A business should consider archives for historical and legal issues. They are important to the company because it's the root of where the company came from. 2. Lamination - putting a document between two pieces of plastic and applying heat and pressure to them to seal shut. Encapsulation - Like lamination except instead of using heat and pre
Ethical Management of E-mail Privacy As I am sitting at my work station in a crowded office building, I hear the wonderful sound of "You've got mail." In turn I open my E-mail mailbox and find a letter from a nearby employee. This letter contains the usual funny joke of the day and a short joke ridiculing the boss, as usual. Who was to know that my supervisor would eventually find this letter, which would lead to both the termination of my job and my fellow employee? Does this sound common? It
Computers are, and always will be complex animals, willing to be tamed only by those with a strong enough motivation to endure failure over and over just for a small victory. The Internet was born of such a beast, and proudly dons these characteristics like a badge. It seems the further you delve into the murky depths of the Internet, you dig up more and more of its uncertain upbringing. The birth of the Internet is a curious story. Some people might say the Internet is a decommissioned piece o
For my paper I am going to be writing on something other than a Video Exhibition, since I couldn't find one. However, I was able to undertake something which I found very appealing, a tour of NBC studios in New York City. The father of my friend's girlfriend gave the tour to a few friends and myself. Since he knew all of us, he decided to give us a private tour. When we first entered the building, I was amazed by the sense of centricity that came over me; it felt as if I was in the center of th
Business strive for high production at low cost. This would result in the highest profit for a company. To many businesses, this is only a mirage. This is because the 'low cost' of the business usually results in a 'high cost' for the employees. This high cost is lower quality workplace items, lower salaries, less benefits, etc. These costs create an upset workplace environment. Companies understand that the more efficient their workers are, the more productive their business will become. Altho
The ending of the millennium could bring many problems to our technological society ; we have grown to rely on the most basic computer systems to make our lives convenient. In our attempts to streamline programming computer systems, we created a monster by using only the final 2-digits to represent a 4-digit year. Programmers were excited that they could save a couple of bytes of memory by cutting back the dates to 2-digit numbers. With the turning of the odometer, on December 31st, 1999, we po
The Himalayas along China's southwestern frontier with India are the world's tallest mountains. China's greatest river, the Yangtze, is the world's fourth longest. The Taklimakan Desert, in western Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, is one of the driest spots on Earth. The area of loessic soil (fine, siltlike soil created by wind action in dry regions) in Shaanxi and Shanxi provinces is probably more extensive than in any other place. China has a great wealth of mineral and natural resources. Re
The Binary Number System The binary number system is a system in which numbers are represented as linear combinations of the powers of two. A binary number is a number written in base two. This means that each position in a numeral represents a particular power of two. In the more common decimal system, powers of ten are used. A positive integer is represented in base two by a line of zero’s and one’s.The binary number system is important because of its application and value in computers. Digit
COMPUTERS AND THE PROBLEM 2000 IN THE BUSINESS WORLD Computers play a huge role in Government, Economy, and Financial affairs. Based on the information concerning the year 2000 computer crash project (y2k), people are realizing how much of the economy depends on computers. The age of electronics and more specifically, computers, has caused a tremendous shift in the way we do business today. Today, many business people wouldn’t be able to function efficiently without communications as we know it
This lesson describes the Usenet culture and customs that have developed over time. It is the people participating in Usenet that make it worth the effort to read and maintain; for Usenet to function properly those people must be able to interact in productive ways. This document is intended as a guide to using the net in ways that will be pleasant and productive for everyone. This lesson is not intended to teach you how to use Usenet. It is a guide on how to use Usenet politely, effectively an
Quantum Computers Fact -or- Fantasy? CS Senior Seminar Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum mechanics are needed to make quantum computers a possibility. The subtlety has been in learning to manipulate these concepts. Is s
The Billion Dollar Man: Bill Gates Ever think about paying cash for your house? How about your car? You would probably consider it if you carried that kind of cash just in your wallet. Wouldn't you? Just picture walking down to the nearest bank and saying I'd like to cash my paycheck....Oh and by the way, I need 100 million in 1000's, and the other 100 million in 100's....thanks! This is probably the norm for a man named William Henry (Bill) Gates III, who is currently the richest man in the wo
Gov Internet Intervention 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 surf the information superhighway. The problem with 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. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet,
Are you Protected? In this day and age, computers have become a common necessity of everyday life. Anyone who has not joined in this new era of technology will soon be left in the dark ages. Along with the computer advancement has come the Internet, which is an intricate connection of millions of computers around the world. The Internet has become today's form of communication, totally reinventing the mail system, telephones and even business meetings. With these great new advantages come many
POLYMERS Polymers are large molecules composed of smaller molecules called monomers. Monomers are produced and either grow together or are assembled to produce a single polymer. There are synthetic and natural polymers. Some examples of natural polymers would be wood, starches, fingernails, and hair. Synthetic polymers are usually referred to as plastics. Petroleum, is the primary monomer used to produce polymers. An English chemist named Alexander Parkes was the first scientist to produce the
"I love this business," exults Robert Kaynes Jr., vice president of sales (and grandson of the founder) at Bron Shoe, the Columbus, Ohio-based company responsible for putting millions of pairs of bronzed baby shoes on bookshelves in the homes of loving parents across America for the past 75 years. "It may sound schmaltzy" Kaynes concedes, "but it's a schmaltzy business. We're selling sentiment." Still, how do you market a memory? For companies like Hallmark, FTD, Bron Shoe, and others in the "se
Abstract EXAMPLES This paper describes an empirical life cycle model and uses it to predict the behavioral responses to a change in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program known internally within the Social Security Administration as the “$1 for $2 benefit offset”. This policy has not been enacted yet, but has been actively supported by disability advocates as a way to provide greater incentives for SSDI benefi-ciaries who have fully or partially recovered from their disabilities
Where I am…@#%* …Bank of China Tower Bank of China Tower, known as the tallest building in Hong Kong and Asia from 1989 to 1992, is 1,209-foot and it is a fitting building. The Tower sits in the central business district, a ribbon of land densely packed with banks and office buildings squeezed between mountain and harbor. It is one of the busiest, crowded, active, frenetic cities in the world. After experiencing it, I was attracted by its visual context and its special features, as this modern b
Hexadecimal Notation Ninety-nine percent of the data you see in the registry is hexadecimal. Computers use hexadecimal notation instead of decimal for a good reason, which you'll learn in a bit. You must learn how to read and convert hexadecimal numbers to use the registry as an effective tool. And that's the point of this section. Binary and decimal notations don't get along well. You learned decimal notation as a child. In this notation, 734 is 7 x 102 + 3 x 101 + 4 x 100, which is 7 x 100 + 3
Lord of the Rings vs Star Wars Two box office hits, each a milestone of their time, “Lord of the rings” and “Star Wars A lot can happen in 25 years, and in the fast-paced, high-budgeted land of hollywood, a lot has. So much so, in fact, that an influential movie of a generation, Star Wars, really does seem like it came out a long, long time ago, from a galaxy far, far away. Yet the 1977 film, once at the peak of visual effects, still one of the top 10 earning films ever, continues to be admired
ANNOTATED MLA BIBLIOGRAPHY A bibliography is a list of sources used in compiling a document. You should arrange the bibliography in alphabetical order by the author’s last name or, if there is no author, by the first main word of the title. You can ignore A, And, and The in a title. There are several bibliographic styles, and your instructor may prefer a specific one. Be sure to find out what style you should use. Don’t mix styles because you may confuse your reader. The examples in this bibliog
Metallica 1980 A young Lars Ulrich was addicted to the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal), and he tried to put his own band together. At this point, his attempt failed, but he placed an ad in a magazine called Recycler, to which one James Hetfield answered. James and Lars met up to jam, but nothing became of this first meeting. Summer 81 Lars went to the UK to follow Diamond Head around for 3 months on tour. On his return he secured a deal to record a track for the Metal Blade compilation
Accessing the data of a business Description of problem The aim for this coursework is to design a new system for an estate agent called Folly's agents. The database will be designed to hold information about the properties such as number of bedrooms, garden size, price etc. Currently the company is using a filing cabinet to keep the current data, this takes up a lot of space and it is hard for the workers to access or amend the information. I will need to design a solution for this problem, my
Advantages of a Videotape Compared To A DVD – Video There are very little advantages of videotape compared to a DVD-Video some of which include the following: o Recordable. Recordable DVD-Video will not be available in the home before the year 2001. Recordable DVD-Video technology will have to improve significantly and become much cheaper before it will become successful and widely spread. Copy protection issues have seriously hampered other digital recording formats such as digital audiotape (D
Communication Coursework Contents Page 1 - Front Cover Page 2 - Contents Page 3 - Action Plan Page 4 - Action Plan (continued) Page 5 - Copy of letter to company’s Page 6 - Introduction Page 7 - Introduction (continued) Page 8 - Legal constraints and influences Page 9 - Objectives of business Page 10 - What is communication? Page 11 - Vertical communication and diagonal communication Page 12 - Examples of communication Different types of communication Page 13 - Examples of communication Page 14
IS COLLEGE WORTH THE MONEY? Intro to Business 12 November 2002 Right now in our society a college education is no longer an option or privilege, but rather a necessity. We are practically raised and conditioned to believe that one needs higher education in order to succeed in life. There is a saying that says, If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. But as technology is constantly advancing and computers are running almost anything, is a college education really necessary? There are
Computer Networks 1) A computer network is a number of interconnected computers and peripherals. 2) Local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), Global area networks (GANs). 3) A range of peripherals can be shared; information can be shared within the network. 4) A fileserver acts like the master station. 5) It’s cheaper. 6) A Node is a computer in network. 7) Nothing because they are not part of the bus. 8) Rest of the network maybe affected. 9) Nothing unless the master station break
Financial Accounting Content Page Tasks Page No Stakeholders 4Internal and external stakeholders interested in the business 4Why should I keep records? 5-6The Importance of Keeping Accurate Accounts 5-6Reasons for keeping accurate records of your income and expenses 6Books Of Original Entry 7Purchases Day Book 7Sales Day Book 7Sales Returns Day Book 7Ledgers 8The sales ledger 8The Purchases Ledger 8General/Nominal Ledger 8Cash-Books 8The Trail Balance 8Trading, Profit And Loss Account 9Trading a
Dell – New Horizons I Introduction and scope of work............................................................................................. 3 I.1 Introduction................................................................................................................... 3 I.2 Scope of Work.............................................................................................................. 3 II Marketing mix.......................................................................
Dysfunctional Organizations Dysfunctional is usually applied to families, but also to describe anything from a broken appliance to society at large. To qualify as dysfunctional, obviously the subject in question has ceased to function, or perhaps never functioned in the first place. A family cannot function if the individual members don¹t communicate their ideas, feelings, needs, and desires. Lack of communication is usually embraced and reinforced by a stringent set of unspoken rules. The same
E-commerce an Introduction E-commerce an Introduction In the broadest sense, electronic commerce (e-commerce), is the buying and selling of products and services over the Internet. It has included the handling of purchase transactions and funds transfers over computer networks. According to the Forrester Research Study Sizing Intercompany Commerce, total U.S business-to-business Internet trade in 1998 is $7.7 billion, compared to a total global e-commerce of $21.8 billion, dramatically increasin
European Herald TribuneI. Abstract T his project presents a concise detailed analysis of a prospective business plan for an innovative new newspaper known as the European Herald Tribune (EHT), which will be in affiliation with the widely read and respectable International Herald Tribune (IHT). The main goal of the EHT is to become “Europe’s Newspaper.” In order to achieve this thorough research has been conducted on the various aspects that may affect the establishment and the possible future su
THE IMPACT OF MARKETING INFORMATION SYSTEM ON MANAGERIAL DECISION MAKING PROCESS: A CASE STUDY OF FSB INTERNATIONAL BANK PLC, MAIDUGURI BRANCH, NIGERIA. (COURSE: FOUNDATION OF MARKETING) BUSN 342 OF THE DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION JUNE, 2004 This work is a case study submitted to the student service of the AIU, after completion of the course titled “Foundation of Marketing” (BUSN 342) by the writer. TABLE OF CONTENTS Title Page - - - - - - - - - 1 Table of Contents - - - - - - - 11 CHA
IBM: A Recovered Giant Written Case #1 BA 550 – Management Theory February 25, 2003 BA 550 Written Case #1 February 25, 2003 Assess the pro and con arguments for the 1982 decision to offer Microsoft and Intel a foothold in the software and operating systems. (Keep your perspective to that of the early 1980’s; don’t be biased with the benefit of hindsight.) PROS o Able to outsource aspects of the business o Save on costs (R D, Production, Inventory) o Allows IBM to concentrate strictly on PC’s fi
Sony’s History - Through The Eyes of the Company’s Leaders Sony was founded in 1946 by Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita. The two complemented each other with a unique blend of product innovation and marketing savvy, and formed a company that would eventually grow into a more than $60 billion global organization. In 1950, in post-war Japan, Ibuka and Morita created Sony’s first hardware device, a tape player/recorder called the G-TYPE recorder. Materials were in such high demand that the first tapes