These questions may be answered for up to 5 or 10 points each. (You specify the

These questions may be answered for up to 5 or 10 points each. (You specify the level of your response and write your answer accordingly. Obviously, if you are seeking up to 10 points of credit, you will submit a more comprehensive and detailed response than if you are after 5 points.) The Final will require that you attempt 25 points. Beyond that, you may also select additional questions to substitute for other Task or Activity assignments. Please be clear when specifying your intentions.
1. (5 or 10 points) Revisit Activity 6 and discuss impediments to data processing in greater depth. Provide detailed discussion of at least one practical and one theoretical impediment. Activity 6: If It’s Not One Thing, It’s Another
2. (5 or 10 points) Visit (Links to an external site.) and tour the site. Describe what you can learn about (a.) statistical data relevant to specific subjects and (b.) visualization techniques used to present different types of data.
3. (5 or 10 points) Discuss how Shannon’s work with communication and information theory has affected computing in general and Informatics in particular.
4. (5 or 10 points) Describe the personal qualities and skill set(s) desirable for pursuing a successful career in Informatics.
5. (5 or 10 points) How did theoretical and practical developments in the 19th Century affect Informatics in the 20th and 21st Centuries?
6. (5 or 10 points) Schrodinger’s Cat was a satirical comment on the state of Quantum Theory in the early 20th Century. What might the Cat have to say about the state of data processing in the mid 21st Century?

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