background research

1. History and developement of word processing
2. Main functions of Word Processing
3. Voice Recognition Software
4. History of DTP and differences between it and Word Processing
5. Hardware/Software requirements for DTP/WP
6. Intellectual Property
7. Freedom of The Press

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1. History of Word Processing
The frist type of word processing was a type writer. Other than the letters can be type everything else had to be done manually. At those times page orentation was really helpful for lining up text like letters and newspaper etc, but the machine was very expensive. Later on computer was invented and specificly to do word processing. This had made the connection to the typewriter as an input device broken. They tried to make simulate the feel and the look of a typewriter by having a screen and making look like a paper as much as possible. Also it can keep the page orentatated. Not long after that new machines were invented with feature that we use today.
http://www.gooddocuments.com/philosophy/wphistory_m.htm

3. Voice Recognition
Voice recognition software enables users to speak the words they want to word process. Simple Voice recognition programs were used but sometimes it is not able to recognize the words and errors were made because of the change in the tone of the voice but now “Dragon naturally” a new voice recognition software offers a better quality packages for different professions.
http://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/supportingwriting.html#voice

4. History of DTP and differences between it and Word Processing:
http://ict-patana.wikispaces.com/DesktopPublishing

5. HARDWARE/SOFTWARE__
PRINTER:
If the user wants to produce business letters, graphs or photographs then a post script printer isn’t needed.
For photographs and text, laser printers can be used but they are more aesthetically pleasing when a postscript printer is used.
WINDOWS/MAC:
Macs seem a better choice when doing DTP and graphic design work but more people are starting to use PCs as they’re catching up.
MONITOR:
A clear screen of about 16 inches might be better choice than the LCD liquid monitor.
LAPTOP/DESKTOP:
Laptops are more portable but desktop computers have a more superior pixel size and detail.

6. Intellectual property:

A product of the intellect (a person who uses the mind creatively)[1] that has commercial value, including copyrighted property such as literary or artistic works, and ideational property, such as patents, appellations of origin, business methods, and industrial processes.[2] Intellectual property (IP) is an umbrella term for various legal entitlements which attach to certain names, written and recorded media, and inventions. The holders of these legal entitlements may exercise various exclusive rights in relation to the subject matter of the IP[3].

[1] wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

[2] http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/intellectual%20property

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intellectual_property

7. Freedom of The Press

Freedom of Press is the ability to express one’s opinion through the media.
In America the first amendment states that there is “no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise of freedom of speech or the press, the rights of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition against the government.” The concept of freedom of press is linked to democracy and democratic nations support the idea of freedom of speech and press. The countries that are loyal to freedom of press are, America, EU nations. North Korea which is highly communist is very strict on the concept of freedom of press, some third world countries are also bad when it comes to freedom of press, Vietnam Burma and Philippines have a record for detaining reporters who are reporting things associated with the negative side of the government. (Not only these countries are doing so but there are a lot of cases where reporters are being jailed/executed). The incident where the picture of Mohamed was released in a newspaper and Muslim revolts demanded the picture was to be withdrawn, the Bush Administration reinforced the newspaper with the argument of freedom of press.