Blessed Trinity Computer Systems Wiki





The Themes Of This Wiki Are Computers and Electronics

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Quantum Computer
Welcome to BT Computer Systems Wiki, this page is designed to facilitate students' use of collaborative research and Web 2.0 tools. Use the help system to answer general questions. Make sure to orient yourself with the interface to ensure that you understand how to create your own Wiki.

Below is a link to the grading rubric for the wiki:

Wiki Grading Rubric

Below you will find each class name and it's topic. Click on the Link to take you to your class page.
Green 1- LED TelevisionsGreen 2- 3D
Gold 1- Cell Phones
Gold 3- Robotics
Gold 4 - Storage Media/Devices


DO NOT CHANGE THIS PAGE!!!!

This is not the first wiki created by a BT Computer Systems class, the PBWiki that was created last year can be seen here.

Below You will find some examples of some of the information which can be included in Wikispaces. You will need to understand how each of these work.

Previous wikispaces class wikis:

Cell Phones
Radios
Game Systems
Monitors
Laptops
Windows
Lasers
High Definition
Plasma Televisions









Here is a video of the Honda Asimo robot, just one of the many innovations you will learn about as a student here at BT. There are a number of other videos which show the intuitive nature of how this robot acts within its environment. This was actually one of the topics presented by a class in a previous semester. Creating wiki pages can not only be fun, but also interesting and challenging. They can help communicate information on a broader scale then other tools
tn_question.jpgOne may wonder, what are Web 2.0 Tools? The evolution of this term and these tools just recently occurred. The foundations of the internet were based on information communication. From its early days with the military to what we currently call the world wide web, the internet has spawned new and innovative ways of sharing information on a broad scale. However, until some recent advancements, the internet was simply a one-way tool of communicating. When the internet and computers were still a relatively newer invention, programming and updating web sites was a difficult and expensive proposition.

Recently, new tools for programming along with more widespread computer literacy has created a boom in internet communication. 800px-web_2_0_map_svg.pngWith this boom, a new generation of information sharing has occurred. It is no longer enough to gather static information from the internet, rather people have come to demand a constantly evolving way of gathering their information. This is where Web 2.0 comes into play. With tools such as Social bookmarking (the ability to share bookmarks), blogs (Internet logging of chronological events), and Wikis (collaborative research performed on a web page); people are now capable of updating information almost instantaneously. The birth of these tools gives everyone, programmer or not, the ability to rapidly and efficiently update information on the internet.


web2-big-745097.jpgThis has also spawned the ability to obtain updated information from a broad swath of sources using what are called feeds and reader programs. Now, when a website is updated, it can send a message out (called a feed) letting anyone who has expressed interest in that site (subscribers) that an update has occurred. This message is typically transmitted to what is called a reader. Much like checking the mail, a reader program (such as Google Reader), periodically checks for these updates that the websites send out. Therefore, when someone subscribes to a web site's feed, the reader program will check periodically for updates to the site and inform the subscriber of changes. This has become especially useful with news websites.



Web_2.0_in_2006_460.jpgSo, the purpose of Web 2.0 tools has not changed from the purpose of the original internet. As the name indicates, this is simply an updated version of the same purpose. This is why Time Magazine nominated you as the person of the year, because society as a whole now controls the dissemination of information. This is the power behind the Web 2.0.



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Below is a picture of the new Web 2.0 world (or at least an artists rendition). Please feel free to continue browsing this site, if you have any comments or questions, please contact the page administrator. Please let me know if you have additional information or updates which need posting. Thank You.


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Can You Survive the New Web 2.0 World?