Mar 2, 2012

Reflection #1

Hello there!

I don't want to make my blog look so lame that no one will ever read it but since it is one of my assignment, I have made a decision to relive my blog, revamped it a little bit and filled it with something proper; according to my Telecommunication and Networking subject, of course. This week Dr. Dayang is talking about the introduction to Telecommunication and Networking.

First, she let us guessing about the literal meaning of the words tele and communication. At first, we randomly answered and finally she heard the keyword. Tele means communication over a long distance while communication means the activity of expressing ideas or feeling or giving people information. Therefore, the whole meaning of telecommunication is sending a long distance message by using a transmitter which is the devices such as computers and telephone.

Hmm.. How about this?

Secondly, she moved on the topic that everyone would consider as hard to remember, the history of computers. I swear every one of us looks so blown away with the history retold by Dr. Dayang as we concentrate and jot down anything we could when eventually she told us that she is not going to ask us about history in the exam papers. What a relief! :D

Next, if you ever learned about Telecommunication and Networking or just simply live on Earth, you might want to know about the six elements of computer and communication.

1. People.

People are the most important element because they are the user who operate the computer. They are the one who built, analyse and develop the system. There are two types of people involved in communication. First, the professional people who have gone through specialized training in theory and technical aspect. Second is the end user or those who only know how to use without special training in the field.

Folks need to learn these thing as well, right?

2. Procedure.

Procedure is an ordered set of tasks for performing some action. It is the specification of operation which have to be executed in some way in order to attain the same result under the same situation. In this case, it is the procedure communicating so that the other receiver could understand the message.

Here is an example of procedure:

I don't think Dr. Dayang will like this. LOL.

3. Data.

 Data is the information stored in the computer system used by applications to accomplish tasks. We will get to that later because so far, this is all i understand about data.

4. Hardware.

Hardware can be considered as any physical object that are part of the computer system. Previously, we have learned that the basic operation of a computer system is IPOS. Input, processor, output and storage.

5. Software.

Every computer need software to make it function. Therefore, software is needed to start the communication. The Linux, OS system, Wimdows 7 and PDF application are all included in software categories.

6. Communication or connectivity.

The codec process, compression and decompression, which I vaguely remember in the class, is a part of communication process. It is the conversion of data analog-to-digital digital-to-analog

Dr. Dayang is such an awesome lecturer because she looks so calm and humorous at the same time. She explained everything in the simplest form ever and all I have to do is to remember the keywords. I love her starting from the first day when she decided to call me Shikin. Oh, how I have not been called with that name for quite a long time! I think I am getting used with the name of Ekin. I love it actually but then, she called me with that name and it sounds fine. It’s good to have another name now I guess, though I do not keen to be called as Shikin that much. But still, it is a part of my name anyway so, why not? :)

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