CSC 200

Chapter 1 The Big Picture - 76 Points

Instructions & Grading

Updated to 6th Edition

Lady Ada Lovelace
Photo from IEEE Global History Network

Basic Instructions

  • Create a professional Word document. Include your name, course number and chapter number at the top of each page.
  • Each question is worth one point except where otherwise noted.
  • Print your completed document and submit at the START of class on the due date. Hand-written assignments or late assignments will NOT be accepted.
  • Include the number of each question in your document. Answer only the assigned questions.
  • Write your answers in your own words.
  • Do not cut and paste answers from your textbook nor a web site. Submitting answers found on any web site is a violation of the NRCC Honor code.

Assignment Details

(6 points) People in Computer Science - Ada Lovelace
(pages 14-15)

  1. What is Lady Ada recognized as today?
  2. Who did she work with that is recognized as created one of the first mechanical calculating devices?
  3. What was the name of the device?
  4. Lady Ada also trained with another famous guy. What is his name?
  5. What is he known for?
  6. Is there a programming language named for Lady Ada? If so, what is the name of the language?

(10 points) Matching - People in Computer Science

  • #1 - #10

(13 points) Matching - Hardware Generations

  • #11 - #23

(15 points) Matching - Software Generations

  • #24 - #38

(23 points) Short Answer

  • #39 - #42, #44-#48, #50-57, #58 (3 points), #59
  • #60. (3 pts) You read about the browser wars.
    1. What happened to Netscape?
    2. What browser is a descendant of Netscape Navigator?
    3. What organization creates this browser?

(9 points) Thought Questions
3 points each. Write a paragraph or more to answer each question.

Read Ethical Issues - Digital Divide Page 30 before answering #3 and #4.

  • #1 Identify 5 abstractions at NRCC.
  • #3 computer, internet access and homework
  • #4 without Internet


  • Print your Word document.
  • Submit at the start of class on or before the due date.

This page was last updated September 16, 2015