A CYBER CAFE

UNIT 5. COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

LESSON 49

A CYBER CAFE

Цілі: вдосконалювати лексичні навички й навички читання; вдосконалювати навички аудіювання й говоріння; розвивати логічне мислення; виховувати правильне ставлення до користування Інтернетом.

Procedure

1. Warm-up

> Do the Internet quiz

1) HTML is used to

A) Plot complicated graphs

B) Solve equations

C) Author webpages

D) Translate one language into another

2) The “http” you type at the beginning of any site’s address stands for

A) Hyper Text Transfer Protocol

B) HTML Transfer Technology Process

C) Hyperspace Techniques and Technology Progress

D) Hyperspace Terms and Technology Protocol

3) Google (www. google. com)

is a

A) Search Engine

B) Number in Math

C) Chat service on the web

D) Directory of images

4) Internet Explorer is a

A) News Reader

B) Graphing Package

C) Any person browsing the net

D) Web Browser

5) Yahoo (www. yahoo. com) is a

A) Super Computer

B) Organization that allocates web addresses

C) Portal

D) Website for Consumers

6) What is the name given to the temporary storage area that a web brow­ser uses to store pages and graphics that it has recently opened?

A) Niche

B) Cache

C) Cellar

D) Webspace

7) A computer on the Internet that hosts data that can be accessed by web browsers using HTTP is known as:

A) Web Rack

B) Web Server

C) Web Space

D) Web Computer

8) Linux is

A) A Web Browser

B) A Web Server

C) An Operating

System

D) A non profit organization

Key: 1 c; 2 a; 3 a; 4 d; 5 c; 6 b; 7 b; 8 c.

2. Speaking

Tell about your favourite websites (checking the homework).

3. Reading

Do ex. 1, 2, p. 82.

4. Writing

Do ex. 4, p. 83.

5. Speaking

Do ex. 5, p. 83.

6. Reading

Read a piece of information from an Internet page about the internet cafe history and answer the questions:

1) When and where did these cafes started?

2) How did they evolve in that time?

An Internet cafe or cybercafe is a place which provides internet access to the public, usually for a fee. These businesses usually provide snacks and drinks, hence the cafe in the name. The fee for using a computer is usually charged as a time-based rate.

The online cafe phenomenon was started in July 1991 by Wayne Gregori in San Francisco when he began SFnet Coffeehouse Network. Gregori designed, built and installed 25 coin operated computer terminals in cof­feehouses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The cafe terminals di­aled into a 32 line Bulletin Board System that offered an array of electronic services including FIDOnet mail and, in 1992, Internet mail.

The concept of a cafe with full Internet access (and the name Cybercafe) was invented in early 1994 by Ivan Pope. Commissioned to develop an Inter­net event for an arts weekend at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London, and inspired by the SFnet terminal based cafes, Pope wrote a proposal outlining the concept of a cafe with Internet access from the ta­bles. The event was run over the weekend of 12-13 March 1994 during the ‘Towards the Aesthetics of the Future’ event.

In June 1994, The Binary Cafe, Canada’s first Internet cafe, opened in Toronto, Ontario.

After an initial appearance at the conference site of the 5th Interna­tional Symposium on Electronic Art, ISEA, in August 1994, an establish­ment called CompuCafe was established in Helsinki, Finland, featuring both Internet access and a robotic beer seller.

Inspired partly by the ICA event, a commercial establishment of this type, called Cyberia, opened on September 1, 1994 in London, England.

The first public, commercial American Internet cafe was conceived and opened by Jeff Anderson in August 1994, at Infomart in Dallas, Texas and was called The High Tech Cafe.

Next, in the USA, three Internet cafes opened in the East Village neigh­borhood of New York City: Internet Cafetm, opened by Arthur Perley, the @ Cafe, and the Heroic Sandwich.

A variation of Internet cafe called PC bang (similar to LAN gaming center) became extremely popular in South Korea when StarCraft was re­leased in 1997. >

7. Summary

1) Have you ever been to an Internet cafe? Was everything convenient there?

2) Did you like the service?

8. Homework

Ex. 7, p. 84.




A CYBER CAFE