Assignment 1

With your group, answer the following questions. Only one submission *per team* is required, but be sure to ensure all who were present are listed at the top of your submission. Make note if anyone is missing (no worries, they can still get credit, this just helps with attendance.) This is a pass/fail assignment and will not be graded strictly.

1) Each of the following search sites is not Google. For each, give a reason or two why they are different from Google.

2) View and consider the following websites; you may notice that some might "group" logically.

After some consideration, explain what each of them is designed to do. One sentence is fine.

3) No need to write a lot, but consider the following for discussion; which is better, Wikipedia or traditional print encyclopedias? Why?

4) For each of the following questions; first, briefly describe your search and selection strategy in 2 or 3 sentences and THEN give your answer (2 or 3 sentences if necessary)

  1. You have music on an old computer in your house. You want that music to play on a different computer in your house. How would you make this happen? Explain why this strategy is superior to others for you.

  1. Someone patented a thing that spins a scoop of ice cream around in a circle so that you can lick it easier. What is the patent number?


  1. The following is the first assignment you must complete in my graduate level Web Applications class. Can you just go ahead and do it right now? (Note, "no" is an acceptable answer and will be given full credit...but.... ☺

Using PHP, what I'd like you to do is to programmatically create a celsius/Fahrenheit conversion table, which will ultimately look somewhat like the following :

0 degrees F is equivalent to - 17.7 C, which is cold
1 degrees F is equivalent to -17.2 C, which is cold
76 degrees F is equivalent to 22.2 C, which is nice
100 degrees F is equivalent to 37.77 C, which is hot

It should have AT LEAST 100 lines/entries and should have at least 3 "gradations" of temperature (hot, cold, warm, nice, balmy, tropical, freezing etc) -- the precise names and amount are up to you, though they should be reasonable.

  1. Hey, what the heck is up with these sites

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