1. What is the main purpose of the lecture?
A. To describe the potential impact that faster computers could have
B. To explain a specific approach to computer design and technology
C. To describe different functions computers can perform for their users
D. To explain Leonardo da Vinci's role in the history of computer design
2. Why does the professor discuss Leonardo da Vinci's work?
A. To explain the origin of the idea of old computing
B. To compare it to the work of other early inventors
C. To illustrate that some ideas in science were first suggested in works
D. To help explain the fundamental idea behind new computing
3、According to the professor, how is old computing different from new computing?
A. Old computing cannot be used to create complex programs.
B. Old computing tries to accommodate more types of users.
C. Old computing concentrates less on the needs of users.
D. Old computing focuses less on making fast computers.
4. According to the professor, what is an important step for developers to take in designing easy-to-use computers?
A. Determining the reasons that some computers are slow
B. Becoming familiar with the design of currently existing computers
C. Testing the new design for its compatibility with older systems
D. Getting information from potential users early in the design process
5. What is the professor's opinion about the goals of old computing?
A. They probably will not help designers solve modern problems.
B. They are important for disciplines other than computer science.
C. They are still relevant to designers developing new products.
D. They are not compatible with the goals of new computing.
6. Why does the professor mention how well-informed people are about medical issues today?
A. To illustrate how current technology can succeed in supporting human activities
B. To contrast people's medical knowledge today with that of people in da Vinci's time
C. To support a claim about the limitations of new computing
D. To question whether people use computers appropriately