Economic Consequences of Software Crime In 1996 worldwide illegal copying of domestic and international software cost $15.2 billion to the software industry, with a loss of $5.1 billion in the North America alone. Some sources put the total up-to-date losses, due to software crime, as high as $4.7 trillion. On the next page is a regional breakdown of software piracy losses for 1994. Estimates show that over 40 percent of North American software company revenues are generated overseas, yet...
Cell Phones in the Twenty First Century There are many advantages and disadvantages in having a cellular phone. Cell phones have some advantages over disadvantages. Today, cellular have made people’s view on them change. They have gone from becoming a nuisance to being a necessity in their pockets and purses. Cellular phones were considered a nuisance because they were distracting drivers and causing car accidents and killing people. First, a disadvantage of a having a cell phones...
The Psychological Impact of Interactive Media on Society In today's society, computers and interactive media products have become one of the main needed and necessary products children have wanted, due to the quick passed, very exciting graphics and story lines in games have become a everyday activity in the child's life. Although the computer has been one of human kinds greatest technological advancements, the bright flashy screens and story lines in exciting new games have overtaken the...
Following the Progression of Technology And History From an almost common-sense point of view it is obvious that the phenomenon of television in American culture is multi-dimensional. Therefore, it cannot be fully understood by focusing on the act of viewing or audience activity in general, since this would preclude a consideration of the relation of individualized experiences to larger social norms and structures. Similarly, an exclusive focus on the history and structure of the institutions...
Radio: The Past and The Present In the early days, about a century ago, there was few ways of mass communication. The only real source of mass communication was print. Every town or city had a local newspaper where all the information was released to everyone. But then there was a new invention, radio. Radio was an extremely influential part of everyday life, and still is in the 21st century. Most people credit the invention of radio to a man named Guglielmo Marconi. Although there were many...
King Kong, a story worth making 2 movies about, the suspense/thriller was state of the art when it first came out in 1933, and was brought back to life through current state of the art technology in 2005. This grand ensemble of action packed storytelling in both films can have the same theme and yet be so different. Here let me show you: Both King Kong movies’ have a generally same theme and plot. Both start off with the infamous Carl Denham looking for a beautiful young woman to...
1. Introduction Civil aircraft manufacturing industry is one of the largest industries in the world which Boeing and Airbus are the two large players who dominated the industry. The main former competitors have exited civil aircraft manufacturing market, for instance, Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas Corp in August 1997 (Boeing, 2010a), and left Airbus and Boeing operating in a near duopoly global market. Boeing now headquartered in Chicago and employs more than 158,000 people in 70...
History of Electronics Military equipment, toys, communication, home electronics, computing, cars, satellites and others. This is only a partial list of products, which contain electronics. Actually electronics won our world. We wake up with the ring of electronic clock, drink coffee from a electronic coffee machine, work with computers, learn by using video conferences, listen to the music from a sound system and go to sleep while adjusting our electronic watch for tomorrow morning. It is...
The award scheme below is loosely based on CASA regulations as regulations for the Asia and Thailand region could not be located. This award scheme takes into account Federal regulations and union negotiated contracts. A pilot may not fly and cannot be rostered when the pilot has exceeded: 38 working hours per any 7 consecutive days 100 working hours in any 28 consecutive days 900 working hours in any 364 consecutive days 11 working hours on a roster 8 hours flight time on a roster Be signed on...
History Of Computers The earliest existence of a modern day computer's ancestor was the abacus. These date back to almost 2000 years ago. It is simply a wooden rack holding parallel wires on which beads are strung. When these beads are moved along the wire according to "programming" rules that the user must memorize, all ordinary arithmetic operations can be performed. The next innovation in computers took place in 1694 when Blaise Pascal invented the first "digital calculating machine". It...