Are books passé in a digital world?
Printed books are being circulated for several hundred years now. It has played a significant role in the education sector until now and probably in the near future. Several medium were developed to replace books such as cd, dvd, e-book reader, and the latest is kindle. No matter how stiff the competition has been over the years, books still stands out as the hands down choice by educators and learners.
Google is still the dominant search engine. Bing is Microsoft’s new search engine that is desperately trying everything to bump Google from the top. The war has shifted to maps. Bing will be coming up with it’s own Bing maps to rival Read the rest of this entry »
The term Third World was originally coined in times of the Cold War to distinguish those nations that are neither aligned with the West (NATO) nor with the East, the Communist bloc. Today the term is often used to describe the developing countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania. Many poorer nations adopted the term to describe themselves. (Countries of the Third World)
The term digital divide refers to the gap between people with effective access to digital and information technology and those with very limited or no access at all. It includes the imbalances in physical access to technology as well as the imbalances in resources and skills needed to effectively participate as a digital citizen. In other words, it is the unequal access by some members of society to information and communication technology, and the unequal acquisition of related skills. The term is closely related to the knowledge divide as the lack of technology causes lack of useful information and knowledge. The digital divide may be classified based on gender, income, and race groups, and by locations. The term global digital divide refers to differences in technology access between countries or the whole world.(Digital Divide)
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I have been using a laptop for my office works and personal needs in the last 14 years in two different companies. During this period, I came across several brands of laptop including Fujitsu, Toshiba, Acer, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Sony, Neo and Asus. The top five brands usually recommended based on user experience and reviews are: 1. Toshiba, 2. Fujitsu, 3. Lenovo, 4. Asus 5. Dell.
When our computer begins to slow down, we usually do one of these:
1. Improve their computer by buying more memory.
2. Decide to tweak their computer”s settings.
3. Figure that their computer is old, there”s nothing else they can do, and that it”s probably time to buy a new computer.