Monday, October 30, 2006

New Technology - Week 3, Activity 7

The USB (Universal Serial Bus)

The new advancement in computer technology allows the Public in our Library, to access, transfer, communicate information in a variety of ways using a variety of devices.

The USB (Universal Serial Bus) gives you a single, standardized, easy-to-use way to connect up to 127 devices to a computer.

Just about any computer that you buy today comes with one or more Universal Serial Bus connectors on the back. These USB connectors let you attach everything from mice to printers to your computer quickly and easily. The operating system supports USB as well, so the installation of the device drivers is quick and easy, too. Compared to other ways of connecting devices to your computer (including parallel ports, serial ports and special cards that you install inside the computer's case), USB devices are incredibly simple!

Public are able to use USB storage devices to save and retain information sourced from the Library Network. This technology is beneficial to the user because it enables you to store large quantities of information as opposed to the traditional Floppy Disk, which retained a much smaller capacity.


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