Computer programs today, or Why iron the Internet?
Where can I find computer programs today? Of course, in the computer, many will answer. And someone will say – everywhere, even in irons. Both will be right. But if you look closely, it will become much more interesting and exciting. True, you can get confused in networks.
Where, if not in it? Our computers today are simply “stuffed” with programs. Usually it seems to us that we launched a text editor, and it alone works. But this is far from the case. Of course, someone will remember the antivirus. Someone – “ICQ” or something else “online”. But that is not all. There is also a firewall (firewall). And more, and more …
If you open some program for viewing running services, then there will be dozens and dozens of running programs. Various clients, services, agents, sirens, locators, coordinators and other dispatchers. We usually do not even suspect this “beauty”. But it is for all this diversity that the full power of a modern computer is needed. Otherwise, he will “tightly” think and constantly hang.
In addition to the actual computers, there is also a near-computer technology. These are various printers, scanners, network boxes and other useful little things. None of these devices work just like that. In each of them “sits” the processor. And the program works in it.
Many nowadays have gained access to broadband internet. To do this, buy modems or routers. They are controlled not by buttons on the case, like irons and coffee makers, but by special programs. We usually connect to them from our computer, through a network cable. And in our network device we get to the program of a kind of “Internet” site. Yes Yes. Its essence is almost the same as that of a news site or a fashionable social network.
Back in Soviet times, in machines with CNC (numerical control) were processors that were programmed from another computer. And then these machines “themselves” performed the necessary work. And today, such technology is becoming more and more in production. Sometimes these are huge software and hardware robotic systems that stretch for kilometers. While the metal rattles and rumbles somewhere in the workshops, the operator sits in a comfortable cabin, monitors all processes and presses the necessary buttons.
The word “electronics” speaks for itself. Among these devices: televisions, players, dehumidifiers and more. They are not only a simple control electronics, but often processors. And in these processors “spin” the program. Sometimes these are the most “low” programs, “directing” directly the motors and other “details”. And sometimes these are programs reminiscent of those that we saw in network devices. Recall the complicated menu of a TV or digital camera.
And what can we say about a modern cell phone! These are no longer low-level programs. Sometimes a real full-featured computer with a full range of browsers, editors and music programs is hidden in the phone. On another, you can watch TV. All inclusive!
As an exit “branch” of home electronics, one can also consider a car. There, programs not only lose music, but also “steer” the suspension and engine, “talking” with the driver.
Here you go. We got to the irons. How, and in them too ?! Real programs? With internet, player and all-all-all?
In fact, buying an iron with a computer “on board” today is not easy. Although the inventors of the “smart home” promised us both an iron and a refrigerator. So much so that he would also “run” to the store when the food is over. But dreams, dreams … However, we will dream. Fill our thermo-sensor mug with a display from a computerized coffee maker, lean back in our chair …
Yes, only a shaggy hacker, having forgotten himself in front of a computer screen in the morning, delirious, can imagine an iron with the Internet. And also an ironing board in addition. I recall the good old Moidodyr, an analogue of the Japanese speaking toilet.
But why rush? In our sober mind, we can adapt the Internet to the iron. The main thing is to understand why he needs it. And so, everything is useful in the household.
So why iron the internet?
We will understand how simple and economic people are. The tired housewife stroked the underwear and rested. To Crimea, or to hell. He flies to himself and thinks: turned off – did not turn off, burns out – does not burn out. Who has not been in a similar situation?
But an advanced housewife remembered this, took out a smartphone, entered the home network, found an iron there – and turned it off (if necessary). And no music in an empty house, no sirens and noise flowing streams of water. But for some reason, the inventors of the “smart home” do not want such irons. Anyway, where are they? Both those irons and inventors.
Let us recall once again about the network “boxes” in which the “sites” work. After all, it was not from a good life that they appeared there. In the industrial production of such “boxes” may be thousands. At the same time, they can be separated not only by kilometers (you don’t run), but also by mountains and valleys (this is not a joke, these are the realities of our lives). And the administrator is one on the shift. Well, two or three.