Laptops In Society
Origins <ul><li>Computers first designed for business purposes by IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates went with the idea that...
Computer Use <ul><li>Computer Penetration 62% 2003  -Census </li></ul>
Laptops at Clemson <ul><li>Clemson University requires all entering freshmen to obtain a laptop.  </li></ul><ul><li>Used i...
Health Risks? <ul><li>Rise in the laptop sales and increase in the number of people complaining of back, neck and shoulder...
Pros <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beaufort SC 300 6 th  graders </li...
Cons <ul><li>Distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard Size </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Battery Life </li></ul...
Theft and Security <ul><li>Laptop theft accounts for 50% of reported security attacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Lost or stolen la...
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Laptops

  1. 1. Laptops In Society
  2. 2. Origins <ul><li>Computers first designed for business purposes by IBM </li></ul><ul><li>Bill Gates went with the idea that people would want a personal computer. </li></ul><ul><li>The laptop computer was invented by Adam Osborne in 1981 </li></ul><ul><li>Cost $1795 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Computer Use <ul><li>Computer Penetration 62% 2003 -Census </li></ul>
  4. 4. Laptops at Clemson <ul><li>Clemson University requires all entering freshmen to obtain a laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>Used in Section 300 Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Allows Students to do the same work capable on a desktop, in a portable manner. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Health Risks? <ul><li>Rise in the laptop sales and increase in the number of people complaining of back, neck and shoulder pain is no coincidence. Chiropractors and physiotherapists, who have been monitoring the situation for quite sometime, observe that one must be very cautious while using laptops. Wrong posture and continuous use for hours at a stretch can have damaging and irreversible losses on human body.  </li></ul><ul><li>Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Wrist and Finger Strain </li></ul>
  6. 6. Pros <ul><li>Education </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Initiatives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Beaufort SC 300 6 th graders </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Wireless Internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotspots </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Portability </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cons <ul><li>Distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Keyboard Size </li></ul><ul><li>Weight </li></ul><ul><li>Battery Life </li></ul><ul><li>Touchpad less intuitive than a mouse </li></ul>
  8. 8. Theft and Security <ul><li>Laptop theft accounts for 50% of reported security attacks. </li></ul><ul><li>Lost or stolen laptops and mobile devices are the most frequent cause of a data breach </li></ul><ul><li>40% in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>53% of mobile professionals carry confidential company information on their laptops </li></ul><ul><li>Of those, 65% don’t take steps to protect the data. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Made on a laptop

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