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exam1formb - TC 100 Spring 2004 Test 1 33 points Form B...

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TC 100 Spring 2004 Test 1 33 points Form B There are 66 questions, each worth one ½ point. Choose the best option or match from similar-appearing or partially correct choices. Please use a #2 pencil only. Be sure to fill in all identifying information on the scoring sheet: name, signature, student number, form number. Ignore the Section Number . Please sign your test questions and your scoring sheet. Return both when you are done. Do not look at your neighbor’s scoring sheet or participate in any conversation after test questions start being distributed. If you have a question, please raise your hand and we will come to see you. Plagiarism will be penalized up to the maximum extent of failing the course. 1. Digitization affects all members of all societies equally. A. True B. False 2. Societal analysis of information technology impacts should focus on the average of individual impacts. A. True B. False 3. Social divisions in the world (e.g. gross national product per person) are not reflected in differences in media availability. A. True B. False 4. Brown and Duguid maintain that the euphoria of the info-enthusiast blinds them to A. demassification B. decentralization C. despatialization D. all the above E. the social context of information. 5. Gordon Moore’s Law makes it hard to buy a computer because within 18 months, the same computer capability will be available at half the price. A. True B. False 6. Universities finance the research and development (R&D) that are at the core of information innovations. 1
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7. Centers of innovation (e.g. Silicon Valley) are situated in 3 locations in the U.S. Which of the following factors does not contribute to determining their location? 8. The founder of IBM saw no need for more than – computers in the world. 9. The informatization of economies has been driven by steam and electricity A. True B. False 10. Digitization cannot increase the productivity of economies where agriculture is the dominant occupation. Match the following terms with explanations of their usage: Terms 11.Tunnel vision 12. Peripheral vision 13. Utopianism 14. Neo-Luddism 15. Techno-realism Explanations 16. Frances Cairncross claims that revolutionary applications of the telephone, TV and computer started as soon as each was invented.
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