Quiz 4.99 Solution

CS 29

40 pts., Apr. 17

Each question is worth five points.

  1. Define clipboard.

    Where Windows cut/copy/paste data is temporarily stored.

  2. Define virtual memory.

    Using the hard disk to add to the amount of primary memory --- telling the CPU there is more memory present then there really is.

  3. Define gigabyte and megabyte.

    A GB is about 1,000,000,000 bytes. A MB is about 1,000,000 bytes.

  4. What is the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web?

    The World Wide Web is a service that runs on the Internet.

  5. How is a computer like a book?

    Originally, both were extremely rare, protected, and only used for utilitarian purposes. Each later become common, less protected, and used for creative purposes.

  6. Tell me a little about Hollywood's view of computing.

    Stereotypes and over-simplifications.

  7. Describe two future applications of virtual reality.

    1. Surgery from afar.

    2. Walking through proposed building designs.

  8. Describe an example of our shrinking privacy in the Information Age.

    Increased use of gimmicks to obtain marketing information.

Thomas P. Kelliher
Sun Apr 20 16:12:05 EDT 1997
Tom Kelliher