Are our schools producing the computer-literate graduates we expect? Sometimes yes and sometimes no, if the college products who walk through our doors are typical.
Corporate computer managers often dread the newly minted graduate who trots in, takes a look at the computing environment and runs off to management saying, ‘Oh, you’ve just got to get X or I can’t possibly do my job.’ X, of course, is either the software or the hardware our graduate used in school.
Recently, I read an alarming sentiment from a university computer manager who fervently hopes Steve Jobs will price the NeXT at about $3,500 so all the manager’s students could afford it. What am I going to do with an employee who thinks computing starts and ends with a NeXT?
And not too long ago, a graduate student at a major university where the Macintosh is the standard student computer told me she couldn’t imagine using an IBM PC. The Mac-PC arguments …
That is one ugly California school!
For most of the country, California’s Proposition 13 has become a footnote to an era that’s had a surfeit of talk about tax revolt and tax reform. But eight years and two political cycles later, it’s clear that, for California, Jarvis-Gann, wasn’t a passing fad, but a conscious political decision, institutionalized by two governors and reconfirmed in every election since, to cut taxes, cap public spending, and curtail public services. As a result, California, which was once regarded as a leader among states in progressive government, public education, and social service, is now not much better than average.
Consider the numbers. In a decade California has dropped from sixth to 15th in per capita public spending, from 14th to 29th in spending per $1,000 of personal income. It now spends less than the national average for each child in its public schools (it stands 26th in the nation, between Ohio and Texas), comes in 18th in per capita spending on health and hospitals, and is close to last in spending on highways. It has not started a major water project in more than a decade. Teachers are content to let any and all hard drive failure problems go without any form of data recovery whatsoever. When the legislature approved a three-billion-dollar state program a few years ago to deliver more water to southern California, it was soundly voted down in a statewide referendum. Despite a 20 percent population increase, California’s 1986-87 state budget, in constant dollars, will be almost precisely what it was in 1980-81.
This was the state that a generation ago was described as a place of young upwardly mobile (pre-yuppie) families– a place of new schools and freeways, of high-tech aspirations and unlimited possibilities. In the early sixties, when California surpassed New York as the largest state in the nation, thousands of journalists came out to wonder at it, and to lavish the place with sunbaked hyperbole about the future. California, wrote George Leonard for Look magazine in 1962,’ presents the promise and challenge contained at the very heart of the American dream; here, probably more than at any other place, the shackles of the past are broken. In helping to create the society of the future, a man is limited only by the strength of his ambition, the dimension of his concern and the depth of his courage to face the dangers of his own creation.’
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Everyone’s worse nightmare is when their laptop dies on them and it does not turn on again. Many people face this problem at least once throughout their relationships with computers and laptops. Most of us store important and confidential data in their laptops or personal computers. In addition, when our laptop crashes and requires data recovery, it is not an easy task to retrieve lost data, as you can read at . Nevertheless, laptop data recovery is feasible. Experts have been able to take apart laptops and personal computers and extract the data from the hard disk. By carrying out steps like dismantling the hard disk from the ‘dead’ laptop and assembling it onto a working laptop, professionals can access the data stored within the hard disk. This task is intriguing for non-experts, as laptop data recovery requires the professional to connect the hard drive and select proper settings to remove information from the drive to a working personal computer. With the existence of laptop data recovery or hard drive repair, the ‘death’ of your laptop does not mean the end of your work or the loss of important information. By asking or purchasing the services of a computer expert with the appropriate skills, there is a bright chance that your data can be recovered.
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Preparing for your thesis presentation and deliberation or working on your materials for the next Board meeting of the Company, and then there goes your hard drive crashing down. Suddenly your screen turns black. The fact that you need a hard drive repair comes into your mind. Fear creeps in as the thought of losing all the materials and wasted time preparing it. Pray hard that you can recover it. Do not get alarmed; stay calm. There are many ways now to save your files when you need a hard drive repair done. But first, do your “first aid kit” when things like this happen. Restart your computer. But if it keeps on saying: insert a bootable media, try to switch your hard drive from IDE1 to IDE2. If it still will not start, remove your hard disk drive from your computer and try it to your co-employees computer. If it still will not work then you will need a hard drive repair done. But your main concern at the moment is how to save the materials for your thesis or the Board meeting. Get yourself a data recovery software, which is available in the market. Some comes for free and downloadable. Again, pray that it works, because there is no 100 percent guaranty that it will work. If it does not work then it is time for you to bring your PC to someone who specializes in data recovery. Unless your hard disk drive is physically or mechanically damaged, then they will be able to recover your files. After you have recovered your files, you can then have a hard drive repair made.
It is always good to know where to go to have a hard drive repair. Though we are not wishing for our computer to breakdown, it is still nice to know where to go when an emergency like need to have a hard drive repair comes up. You can search for list in the Internet or the Yellow Pages. The hard drive is the core of Read the rest of this entry »
There are many factors that make one attracted to another. Snoring can be a deal breaker when it comes to relationships. Sleeping with someone who snores can get tiring over time. Lack of sleep causes irritability which can result in the ending of a beautiful relationship. Snoring pillows can offer the perfect solution to a snoring spouse. There are different shapes, colors and sizes available in the market; they are convenient and easy to clean. They are portable and you can take yours when you go on holiday with your love.
Teens are great fans of sleep-over; a snoring teen will not get an invite. Protect your teen from bulling by purchasing several snoring pillows to take to the sleep parties. Living with an elderly person can be challenging. Having a good night sleep will be possible when you have snore less pillows for your guests. Your children will enjoy living with their grandmother is she does not keep them up with her snoring. Keep pets away from the bedroom if they snore. Make sure that all the bedrooms in your home are well ventilated to allow everyone to breathe in and enjoy a good night rest without snoring.
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Those who have a snoring problem are quick to point out that they are willing to try anything to do away with the problem. Apart from the problem interfering with their good sleep, it also makes them be stigmatized by colleagues and siblings alike. A case where one has to spend a night away from their homes and with others is quite embarrassing Read the rest of this entry »
In the business of quality education, nothing succeeds like failure. Every commission report that rails against the mediocrity of our schools translates into a multimillion-dollar government program for education. Every time the literacy rate or the SAT scores decline we get another batch of reforms to raise teacher salaries and fund innovative techniques. No matter what is wrong with the schools, the response is invariably “more”–more spending, more programs, more reports. In the private sector this is called rewarding incompetence. In public education it’s called “investing in our future.”
America has a blind faith in the melioristic power and perfectibility of its public schools. In her outstanding history of post-world War II education, The Troubled Crusade, Diane Ravitch notes the pattern:
Probably no other idea has seemed more typically American than the belief that schooling can cure society’s ills. Whether in the early nineteenth century or the twentieth, Americans have argued for more schooling on the grounds that it
Beyond being “whatever mathematicians do”, mathematics is the study of abstract structures: integers or points in space, for instance, or sets, and sets of sets. The beauty of mathematics is revealed when we develop a deeper understanding of such structures. To cope with mathematical abstractions, people have used practical representations as a way to visualize mathematical ideas ever since they first realized they had ten fingers.
Tracing the history of technology in mathematics, we see the invention and use of the abacus, the quipu, Napier’s bones, and the slide rule, all of which were improved ways of manipulating numbers. Drawings have always been used as a tool to express geometric ideas; Archimedes was slain as he pondered a drawing in the sand. The ruler and the compass were more than just drawing tools to the ancient Greeks. Their use inspired deep mathematical questions as to what could and could not be drawn with them–questions that eventually led to the development …
Do you own a business venture that needs to know how to repair a failed hard drive? This is an ideal business venture because computer peripherals fail from time to time making your services ideal to many people. However, you should market yourself in order to make sure that you reach out to your potential clients. This marketing venture is done by approaching marketing agencies or placing advertisements on media publications like newspapers, magazines and journals. Attending information technology seminars and symposiums is also a way of reaching out to people whose computer parts have problems. You can also write articles on blogs, websites and discuss related issues with people on online forums. These websites and blogs should have the best choice of colors and layout to catch the eyes of a reader. Content should also be readable and captivating. In addition to that you can seek people close to you to give you relevant recommendations. However, you must budget for this advertising venture in order to make sure that costs are within your budget. Comparing different costs of advertisement is the best way to ensure that you choose the most affordable means of advertising. Also you should choose a means that is accessible to your target market. Before embarking on this, you should make sure that you have sufficient skill to attend to customer requests.
Do you know how to repair a failed hard drive? This is an ideal venture to those who want to buy devices that are not functioning properly. However, you should have enough technical skills to handle these devices. This is because you also need to analyze them accurately in order to determine the main reason why they are not performing properly – click here. You should also have proper knowledge on how to recover user data. This is because Read the rest of this entry »
The US work force has a literacy rate of 80 percent while Japan’s is 95 percent: Better education could strengthen economic competitiveness.
To meet today’s challenges, our educational system should be producing thoughtful and creative workers. But our schools don’t measure up. What if children grew up enjoying learning and maintained that attitude? Their responses to our troubled future would be better guided, more thoughtful, more intelligent. This should be the goal for our schools; and technology can help. Revolutionizing our schools won’t be a quick fix, but in the long run ignorance is far more costly.
Literacy pays dividends.
The business sector has a longterm interest in educational improvement. A recent article in Business Week, “Human Capital: The Decline of America’s Work Force,” concludes that “investments in education and training will yield sure-fire retums we can’t afford to ignore.” The computer industry, too, should take a leading, pro-active role in the coming educational revolution. Along with fierce competition to produce workstations for industry at large, the computer industry should cooperate to mass-produce powerful and inexpensive IMM learnstations.
The techno-entrepreneurial spirit delights in finding hi-tech solutions for the problems of a broad market. The data recovery sector, as an example, continues to benefit from a variety of mac hard drive failure solutions like these. Profits from the educational market could be the industry’s impetus for improving educational technology. With a half million new students joining grades K-12 each year-for a total of 44 million by the year 1997 -the potential is great.
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