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What do the
following commonly used acronyms stand for?
Which of the
following are computer input devices?
Which of the
following are computer output devices?
many A4 pages of text can be stored on one floppy
4 50 360
works of Shakespeare can be purchased on one CD-ROM
or as a printed book. Why might it be better to
(a) use a CD-ROM?
(b) use a book?
device would you use to bring a piece of work, which
you have done on your computer at home, into school
to enable you to continue working on it here?
floppy disk hard disk
Put these storage
devices in order of access speed, starting with the
Put the following
in order of storage capacity, starting with the
have become very common in schools, when a laser
printer can be purchased for a similar price.
two reasons why a laser printer
might be preferable.
Give one reason for not using a
pieces of equipment that you would recommend to a
blind person wishing to purchase a computer system.
You have been
asked to set up an experiment to measure and record
the effects of pollution in a local river during the
summer months. You have been told that pollution
causes an increase in bacterial growth which reduces
the amount of dissolved oxygen available.
items of equipment would you need?
How often would readings need to be taken?
use a lot of computer equipment for many different
(a) Give one
example of where in the supermarket such equipment is used.
Explain (describe with reasons) why this has made the
job easier for the staff involved.
Give one disadvantage of the introduction of IT into
The change over
to computer equipment in the automobile and newspaper
industries during the 1980's has had a devastating
affect on employment in this country. However,
employment in supermarkets has grown and things are
generally looking much brighter for the 21st Century.
Give reasons to explain both of
letter of the alphabet would be drawn by the
following list of commands?