Monday, April 7, 2008

Can a Lawyer be Outsourced?

As you recall from our novel, "The World is Flat" many careers are being outsourced by way of the internet. Read the following article "Call My Lawyer... In India" and create a dialogue on how they are outsourcing lawyers to India. How is this happening and do you think this will diminish the career as an opportunity for Americans?

Monday, March 31, 2008

Cyber Terror?

Cyber-terrism is common place in today's news, but what is it really and what could be the consequences of a cyber-terror attack? After you've defined cyber-terrorism read the article by the BBC that claims it is all hype and myth to sell newspapers. Do you agree? Explain why or why not.

What is Cyber-terrorism?
Cyber-terrorism a Myth BBC

Sunday, March 23, 2008


Read the following article on Identity Theft (ID THEFT)

Questions to address:

1. What happens when someone steals an identity? What do they use it for? Use examples from the article.

2. How does someone steal an identity? What is a phishing scheme?

3. How can you protect yourself from identity theft? Give two examples from the article

Friday, March 14, 2008

Digital Piracy

Theme: Digital Piracy

The number of CD's and DVD's being purchased is at an all time low due to the use of the internet to purchase and download media. However; much of the time file sharing is used in which people share music with others on the web and the media is taken without reimbursing its producers.


Read the article on the actions of the Swedish government and its crack down on file sharing.
  • Should people be allowed to file share? Explain.

  • Should our government have the right to do what the Swedes are planning?

  • What would a movie producer or a musician think of file sharing?

Swedes Crack Down of File Sharing

Monday, February 11, 2008

Regulating the Internet

Read the following article: "Providing a Safety Net for the Web"

Do you believe that the internet should have more government regulations on it? Is there anything that can be done about new issues such as cyber bullying and maintaining peoples privacy on the web?

Sunday, February 3, 2008


Welcome to Computer Applications II
Instructor - Jarrod McEntarfer

Initial Question: Computer Literacy
Define "computer literacy". Do you believe that everyone must be computer "literate" today to function in society? What about future generations? Explain your answer using your own experience and examples from the link above.