Have a nice week off from the Uni.
PC OOL TIME
here’s what we have for today
Robert Brower is a pal of mine and he used to run a BBS as a lad. Watch this interview and then answer these questions:
1) What does BBS stand for?
2) Describe Robert’s first modem.
3) Why was is it problematic?
4) What was his first computer?
5) What sort of games did he play on his computer? Name one.
6) What was the first programming language that Robert learned?
7) Why did Robert expand his computer? Give specific details.
8) What was offered on his BBS
9) What was his BBS called?
10) Describe how his BBS communicated with other networks.
11) How large were downloads back then?
Try playing Zork online. Register on the site to save your game.
2) Dungeon Man
Zork might take a while to solve, but you could also try the parody Dungeon Man. You should be able to finish it by the end of class.
Because it’s always updated: Engrish dot Com
Mr. T. is Back from Libya and full of interesting news. The wedding is off — he decided she didn’t look as good in the photos and boy is his dad mad. He’s also planning on leaving the world of investment banking and going to work in petrol.
And in last class, as threatened, he presented me with an Italian suit. It fit perfectly. In exchange, I gave him a Swedish licorice lozenge, you know, the really salty ones. I was a good lesson.
PC POOL TIME
1.Why will Apple never make a PDA?
2.What difficulties might Apple have in naming their new product ?iPhone??
3.Why didn’t they call Apple TV ?iTV??
4.Read the part that starts with ?Some months ago my wife nudged me …?. What relevance does this anecdote bear on this text?
5.How does the author of this text interpret the meaning of the iphone ?naming fiasco?? That is, to what purpose is it?
6.How did apple ?hobble? the iPhone?
7.What is EDGE?
8.Why will the iPhone not support the 3G network?
Catch the Phish — Can you spot which examples are fraudulent?
Commonly confused words
Do the following:.
–Error Correction ex. 3
–Test of Grammar & Vocab