Last meeting, we started our class witha quiz as usual. We then started ourdiscussion by talking about keyboards and how it used to look like, keyboards tire your wrists right away and I didn’t know that they made a v-shaped keyboard before which didn’t sell that well. We also talked about the transformation of the old mouse with the track ball to the laser mouse and now the touch pad or touch screen. Input and output devices were also discussed. Input devices are, microphones, keyboard, mouse, joystick, scanner. Output devices are, printers, speakers and etc. We discussed all these in class and now I know which is an input and output in a computer.
What we learned the other day in our Intrict class was about the hard drives, RAM and the processor. We were shown the price list of certain parts, which to me is important because now we all know how much a certain part is and we won’t be tricked by vendors. We then talked about the floppy disk and other kinds of drives such as the zip and jaz drive. The memory of the floppy disks were so low before and now instead of floppy disks, we use CD’s like DVD-R, DVD-RW and these have larger memory. We use these Cd’s for storing lots of memories and now we use it for watching movies and now the highest memory and the clearest is called blu-ray. After lacking about those parts we started talking of external accessories of a computer. USB was mentioned, USB is the port and flash drive is what we call USB. As of now we are still learning about the computer and getting the hang of it.