Each week, you’ll discuss the weekly topic using the Discussion forums. For your


Each week, you’ll discuss the weekly topic using the Discussion forums. For your initial post, pick one of the topics listed below and write your answer on the weekly discussion forum.
Pick one of these:
How often does your mobile device (laptop, phone, or tablet) need to be recharged? Computing devices are nothing without electricity. Computing devices often face a trade-off between performance and power; the higher the performance, the more it will require from the power source (the quicker the battery drains). It’s easy to overlook this relationship with a device that is plugged into an AC outlet, but the necessity of a power source remains. What environmental and economic factors should be considered for the development and usage of computing devices given that they require electricity to function?
A cousin has won a scholarship to a prestigious industrial design college. The scholarship includes a grant for the purchase of a computer and your cousin has asked you for advice. What sort of computer would an industrial student require? Be specific: Is it a desktop or laptop? What sort of processor? How much memory (RAM and hard drive space)? On what are you basing your advice?
Computers are a type of machine that engages in a four-step machine cycle. If you had to explain to a time traveler from the late 1700s what a computer was, what physical world example would you use to illustrate the four-step machine cycle? Provide your description in detail.


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