PDA

View Full Version : computers and society



len
20-04-2010, 13:46
Diligently discuss the question below.

A survey of a senior executives found 75% could not explain the purpose of a modem, 65% believed the Internet was privately controlled and 50% thought that Arch Deluxe was a PC PART. Almost 100% of sixth graders questioned knew that modems let computers communicate over telephone lines, the Internet is not owned by anyone and Arch Deluxe is a McDonalds sandwich. In the race for computer literacy and ICT development and use in the society, many fear that some people have an unfair head start because of their youth, education or economic status. Is this fear Justified? Why and why not? What if anything, can be done to level the playing field?

FatAndy
20-04-2010, 14:15
found 75% could not explain the purpose of a modem - senior executives usually hire special people to handle modems and other toys;)

65% believed the Internet was privately controlled - surely.

50% thought that Arch Deluxe was a PC PART - oh, really?! Never heard. BTW what is it - Arch Deluxe?

ReallyGreatConcerts
20-04-2010, 14:22
Does anyone still use modems any longer? :D

len
20-04-2010, 15:19
[I]

BTW what is it - Arch Deluxe?

1. Arch Deluxe was a hamburger that McDonalds had in the early 90's.

2. type of sexual position especially used by men.

len
20-04-2010, 15:20
Does anyone still use modems any longer? :D

welcome to the third world.

FatAndy
20-04-2010, 15:29
1. Arch Deluxe was a hamburger that McDonalds had in the early 90's - nice! What a long-stock model... if current 6-graders eat it now...

2. type of sexual position especially used by men. - then senior executives already have forgot about fun in favour of business ;)