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CSC 110 – Fluency in Information Technology Chapter 1: Defining Information Technology. Dr. Curry Guinn. Quick Info. Dr. Curry Guinn CIS 2045 [email protected] www.uncw.edu/people/guinnc 962-7937 Office Hours: MTWRF: 10:00am-11:00pm and by appointment Course HomePage:

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csc 110 fluency in information technology chapter 1 defining information technology

CSC 110 – Fluency in Information TechnologyChapter 1: Defining Information Technology

Dr. Curry Guinn

quick info
Quick Info
  • Dr. Curry Guinn
    • CIS 2045
    • [email protected]
    • www.uncw.edu/people/guinnc
    • 962-7937
    • Office Hours: MTWRF: 10:00am-11:00pm and by appointment
    • Course HomePage:

http://people.uncw.edu/guinnc/courses/Fall08/110/CSC110.htm

who are you
Who Are You
  • Majors:
    • Clinical Research (5)
    • Nursing (3)
    • Marketing (2)
    • Film Studies (2)
    • Biology
    • Communications Studies
    • Computer Science
    • Creative Writing
    • English
    • Finance
    • History
    • Operations Management
minors 2 nd majors
Minors (2nd Majors)
  • Information Technology (IT): 9
  • Spanish (2)
  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Communications Studies
  • Film Studies
  • Interior Decorating
  • Psychology
  • Theater
prior computing experience
Prior Computing Experience
  • 20 out of 22 have taken something in computing
    • High school keyboarding: 13
    • High school programming: 6
    • CSC/MIS 105: 9
    • MIS 213: 5
    • CSC 112: 3
    • Community college computer applications: 1
do you own a computer
Do You Own A Computer
  • Windows (not Vista): 17
  • Vista: 4
  • Mac OS: 1
what is csc 110
What is CSC 110?
  • Fluency in Information Technology
    • Focus on
      • Skills
      • Concepts
      • Capabilities
    • In practice
      • Hands-on experience
      • Understanding how computers work
      • JavaScript programming
words words words
Words, words, words
  • The IT world has its own jargon
  • Online glossaries
    • http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0006024.html
    • http://www.sharpened.net/glossary/
  • Wikipedia has particularly good references on IT topics
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Random_access_memory
some of my favorites
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
  • Aunt Tillie
  • Batman factor
  • Bogosity
  • Chickenboner
  • Dancing frog
  • Geekasm
  • Kilogoogle
some of my favorites10
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
    • Proficient using a mouse with both the left and right hand
  • Aunt Tillie
  • Batman factor
  • Bogosity
  • Chickenboner
  • Dancing frog
  • Geekasm
  • Kilogoogle
some of my favorites11
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
  • Aunt Tillie
    • The quintessential naïve user that must be taken into account when designing software. To pass the Aunt Tillie test means the software is idiot proof.
  • Batman factor
  • Bogosity
  • Chickenboner
  • Dancing frog
  • Geekasm
  • Kilogoogle
some of my favorites12
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
  • Aunt Tillie
  • Batman factor
    • A measure of electronic geekness that looks at the size and number of items attached to one’s belt. For instance, having a Palm Pilot, a cell phone, and a walkie-talkie would grant you a very high Batman factor.
  • Bogosity
  • Chickenboner
  • Dancing frog
  • Geekasm
  • Kilogoogle
some of my favorites13
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
  • Aunt Tillie
  • Batman factor
  • Bogosity
    • The degree to which something is bogus.
  • Chickenboner
  • Dancing frog
  • Geekasm
  • Kilogoogle
some of my favorites14
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
  • Aunt Tillie
  • Batman factor
  • Bogosity
  • Chickenboner
    • A spammer generally thought to be a redneck in a darkened trailer with a litter of KFC chicken bones surrounding the workstation. (Link)
  • Dancing frog
  • Geekasm
  • Kilogoogle
some of my favorites15
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
  • Aunt Tillie
  • Batman factor
  • Bogosity
  • Chickenboner
  • Dancing frog
    • A computer bug that will not manifest itself when someone else is watching over your shoulder. (Remember the Warner Brothers frog that sang and danced for only one person?)
  • Geekasm
  • Kilogoogle
some of my favorites16
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
  • Aunt Tillie
  • Batman factor
  • Bogosity
  • Chickenboner
  • Dancing frog
  • Geekasm
    • Best understood by reading this quote by MIT professor Alex Slocum: “When they build a machine, if they do the calculations right, the machine works and you get this intense … uhh … just like a geekasm, from knowing that what you created in your mind and on the computer is actually doing what you told it to do.”
  • Kilogoogle
some of my favorites17
Some of my favorites
  • Ambimousterous
  • Aunt Tillie
  • Batman factor
  • Bogosity
  • Chickenboner
  • Dancing frog
  • Geekasm
  • Kilogoogle
    • Unit of measurement to indicate the number of hits made on a term by a Google search. “UNCW” has 756 kilogoogles.
the hard stuff
The Hard Stuff
  • Computer hardware
  • Monolithic vs. Component Approach
inside the tower
Inside the Tower
  • A Motherboard is a printed circuit board.
    • Contains most of the circuitry including the processor … Intel Core 2 Duo is an example of a processor
    • The motherboard also contains connections for additional devices
      • Mouse
      • Keyboard
      • Hard drives
      • CD-ROM
slots
Slots
  • The motherboard may contain additional slots for cards
  • Graphics cards, sound cards, internet cards.
why almost all of us work on ibm pc clones
Why Almost All of Us Work on IBM PC Clones
  • IBM, Intel & Microsoft
  • Apple Computer
  • In 1977, Ken Olsen, the founder and CEO of Digital Equipment Corporation, said, "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home."
and now for the lab
… And now for the Lab
  • Activity 1:
    • Open the control panel.
    • Select Performance and Maintenance
    • Select System
      • Tells you what OS you are running
      • And what Service Pack
      • Chipset
      • Speed?
      • Ram?
      • See if you can find your computer’s name
activity 2
Activity 2
  • Defragmenting the hard drive
    • Find the tool to defragment
    • Choose Analyze
    • What’s this mean?
how much faster
How much faster?
  • A 1-Ghtz machine can do one billion instructions per second
  • A mechanical storage disk spins at around 7200 RPM
    • 8.3 ms to spin once
    • We can do 120 disk accesses per second
    • Hmm… 120 vs. 1 billion
    • You can do 8.3 million operations while during one disk access
activity 3
Activity 3
  • Display Properties
    • Screen Resolution
      • How many pixels?
    • Screen Saver
      • Why were screen savers invented?
activity 4
Activity 4
  • Taking Screenshots
    • Print Screen button
      • Try it
      • Now open Paint (Under Start – All Programs – Accessories)
      • Inside of Paint, choose Paste
    • What if you just want a single window?
      • Hit Alt-Print Screen
wrap up
Wrap-up
  • Homework
    • Read Chapter 2
    • Chapter 1,2 Short Ans/Multiple Choice due 11:59pm, August 24 (Sunday)
    • Use Blackboard to submit
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