Your generation, above any other, needs to have a firm grasp on what the implications of computer technology as it changes at an ever‐increasing rate in its mad dash of advancement. Each student will select a topic outlined below; this topic will be first come, first serve and be unique to you. If the topic that you wish to research and write an essay on is not present in the list below, you will talk briefly with Mr. McKay before pursuing it.
DUE DATE: See google classroom for details, but by the end of the second days class, you must submit to Mr. McKay your thesis statement.
HAND IN: You will hand in a hard (PAPER) copy of your essay to Mr. McKay if you want feedback written on the essay throughout the essay. Otherwise you will receive a rubric with some comments.
∙ Include a title page with a descriptive image!
∙ Minimum 1,100 words
∙ Must have a minimum of 5 references to articles. Two must be published source: ebooks or articles/newspaper/magazines that have been published.
∙ All sources must be quoted when used with appropriate APA format
SUGGESTED TOPICS: Research an aspect category that is impacted by computer technology: ENVIRONMENT
∙ Outline and apply strategies to recycle or reuse computer components, i.e. develop a local recycle/reuse program, create an in‐school public awareness campaign.
∙ Information systems can help us create and preserve our environment and reduce energy consumption, however, computers quickly go out of date so people often choose to replace functional machines with the latest models. This results in wasted energy in manufacturing, as well as, a considerable disposal problem and pollution of the environment. Will computers really improve our environment, or will they make it less healthy?
∙ Assess the benefits of computers and electronics technology for society, i.e. improved access to technology for economically disadvantaged people and nations; greater efficiency and lower costs for information services; development of a “global village”.
∙ Assess the drawbacks of computers and electronics technology for society, i.e. Internet gambling addictions, more sedentary lifestyle, spam, telemarketing, loss of privacy, infringement of intellectual property rights through unlicensed copying and electronic distribution.
Over the last two hundred years, the Constitution has not adapted gracefully to the issues of present times. For one, it has been made to be hard to amend to retain its perfection as seen in the eyes of the writers. Article V outlines the requirements of passing amendments, and it is the demand that two thirds of both Houses of Congress agree to propose it and then for ¾ of the states to agree on it. With that in mind, the amendments that have been added to the Constitution did not change the way the federal government functions. The Bill of Rights, the Amendments created after the Civil War and the 19th Amendment allowing women to vote, as Mary Frances Berry notes, have only “remedied major defects in the original document.” Thus, it has failed to allow responsible lawmaking. When the majority of Amendments are just the bare bones to equality that the document supposedly established, there is a problem. The Constitution’s status as a sacred text has disallowed people to come forward and desire a change to make it easier on lawmakers to amend it to become a better document for the people. It has made America and its people live hundreds of years in unreasonable ways when better options exist. The most significant question today is if the Constitution’s relevancy still stands. In present day, people treat the Constitution differently – some are traditionalists, sticking to the text, others depend on the Judicial branch to translate it to modern times, and many cherry-pick what’s convenient for them and ignore the rest. Compared to the other 22 democratic countries in the world, America ranks embarrassingly low when judged by the ratio of the rich to poor, success of social expenditures, gender equality, and economic growth in the country (Dahl 117). The Constitution serves America and its people more poorly than they would like to admit, that it is failing them. The facts stand against the rosy belief of the document’s perfection – it was written with flaws, bound to being unchangeable and unbending. The buffer to America’s progress lies in its treasured Constitution, and its fault to be outside the ability to change. Given these points, the Constitution has failed the people of the United States to be the fair document it seems to be. The attempt to make states equal, the lack of effort to make voting equal, and the lack of clear rules and regulations for the people in power paints the document to be careless in important and abused details. The purposeful design of its difficulty to amend provides another fault, a>GET ANSWER