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) 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?

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

5) New question: Especially in light of the above, what do you think so-called "AI" is going to do?