Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 166

Dale - Computer Science Illuminated 166 - computer of the...

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Thought Questions 139 Thought Questions 1. Would octal or hexadecimal be a better way to refer to the addresses in a 16-bit processor? Justify your answer. 2. Relate the concept of a program to the fetch/execute cycle of the von Neumann machine. 3. Personal computers originally came equipped with one, then two floppy drives. After that, floppy drives became optional as CD drives became standard. What do you think will be the standard personal
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Unformatted text preview: computer of the future? 4. After the September 11 hijackings and subsequent suicide attacks, there was talk of using biometric technology for airport screening. What do you think of this use of biometrics? Would it make air travel more secure? 5. Must citizens give up privacy for security? What are the pros and cons of this issue? ?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2011 for the course CSE 1550 taught by Professor Marianakant during the Fall '10 term at York University.

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