As Taught by Prof. Tim Richardson
Outline136 A ©
|explanation of assignments
explanation of grading
hand out of detailed course information, including copies of the web pages for the first few classes
is a purpose in giving you information and links to learn about the origins
of the Internet and WWW.
At the time of this course (Jan-April 2003) many significant changes continue to take place in the further development of the internet.
the purpose in giving you information and links to learn about the origins
of the Internet and WWW is to equip you with an understanding which will
help you personally judge the immediate future events and activities so
that you may be better able, as a student and later as a business person,
to evaluate particular situations and judge whether to use, or not use,
learn or not learn, spend money or save money, as these develop.
|In the video
we show in the second class, we discuss
Steve Case - founder of AOL
- America Online
A list of all the people mentioned in the video is at www.pbs.org/opb/nerds2.0.1/cast/
|In the week
of Sept 11-14th, 2001 some significant events took place. These events
were very tragic and the magnitude of the disaster will perhaps define
It also allowed us a perfect example to look at the "Impact of the Internet on Society"
|In the second class the video talked about Motley Fool, we discussed what the company did and why young investors might find its web site attractive.|
What is HTML and how do you
make web pages
- Professor Richardson will explain, in class, the basics steps involved in making a web page and what HTML is
- this is not a web page design course, the purpose of this section is to meet the requests of previous GNED 136 students who wanted some time in class regarding the fundamentals of making a web page
URL stands for "Uniform Resource Locator".
It is a draft standard for specifying an object on the Internet, such as a file or newsgroup.
URLs look like this: (file: and ftp: URLs are synonymous.)
The first part of the
URL, before the colon, specifies the access method. The part of the URL
after the colon is interpreted specific to the access method. In general,
two slashes after the colon indicate a machine name
Can I catch a virus by looking at a web page?
Probably not, if you keep your software up to date.
Your computer can, of course, catch a virus if you download an executable program from an untrustworthy site and then, of your own free will, double-click on it in your file manager (or Mac desktop, or...). This is the same risk you run when downloading programs from bulletin board systems or via anonymous FTP.
|This screen capture takes you to a special page built just to explain and describe all the things you need to know about search engines for students studying e-commerce, internet marketing and the internet in general|
- the class will be divided into two parts to discuss "The Internet is Good", or "The Internet is Bad"
- read the preview
|A unit for GNED 136 about
|Media in the Family in Canada
"Still, socializing is one of the last things to go when folks get hooked on the Net. A quarter cut their television viewing, one in six read less, and one in 10 cut their leisure activities, sleep and household chores. "Time is finite — if you're spending time on this, you had to give up on something," said the report's author, StatsCan analyst
Cara Williams. "For a lot of people, we seem to be trading one screen for another." We also may be trading our boring neighbours for people with whom we have a lot more in common, says University of Toronto historian Bert Hall. "What we're doing is redefining our communities to include people who may be present only on screen," he said. "Let's face it, you may have more in common with someone of similar interest in a different town than you might with your next-door neighbour But that doesn't say much about family life, he admits. A second study found young people 15 to 24 are the most rampant Internet surfers with 97 per cent of those with a home computer connected for an average 12 hours a week. Boys use it more than girls, but the main attraction for both is E-mail."
|This article appeared in the Toronto Star in December 2001|
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