Monthly Archives: July 2006

Timings for computer event at TIS

The timings of the event at at Tagore International School to be held on 26th and 27th of July from 8 am in the morn are posted as follows. All participants must keep the timings in mind and report to the Web Resource Center as soon as they reach school on the day when they have their events.

Thanking you

Software Vs Cars

At a recent computer expo (COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated:

“If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving twenty-five dollar cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon.”

In response to Bill’s comments, General Motors issued a press release stating (by Mr. Welch himself):

“If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics:

1) For no reason whatsoever your car would crash twice a day.

2) Every time they painted new lines on the road you would have to buy a new car.

3) Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason, and you would just accept this, restart and drive on.

4) Occasionally, executing a manoeuvre such as a left turn, would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.

5) Only one person at a time could use the car, unless you bought “Car95” or “CarNT”. But then you would have to buy more seats.

6) Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, reliable, five times as fast, and twice as easy to drive, but would only run on five percent of the roads.

7) The oil, water temperature and alternator warning lights would be replaced by a single “general car default” warning light.

8) New seats would force everyone to have the same size butt.

9) The airbag system would say “Are you sure?” before going off.

10) Occasionally for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key, and grab hold of the radio antenna.

11) GM would also require all car buyers to also purchase a deluxe set of Rand McNally road maps (now a GM subsidiary), even though they neither need them nor want them. Attempting to delete this option would immediately cause the car’s performance to diminish by 50% or more. Moreover, GM would become a target for investigation by the Justice Department.

12) Every time GM introduced a new model car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.

13) You’d press the “start” button to shut off the engine.


The Following is the list of participants:-

Sr. Quiz – Dhruv,Gursartaj

CEO Hunt – Dhruv,Bharat

Futuristic Gizmo – Siddharth,Raghav

Sr. Programming – Anant,Abhijit

Build it up – Mohit Taneja

3 D Animation – Vansh,Gaurav

Video Editing – Gursartaj,Siddharth

Jr. Quiz – Aditya,Saakshi

Flash The Picture – Aditya , Shobhagya

Gaming – Rohit Garg

Dates:-20th and 21st July,2006.

The schedule is as follows:-

Birla Vidya Niketan -Tech Edge 2006

The following arev the participants for the tech edge 2006 in birla vidya niketan on 29th july.

– Siddharth Nangia


– Abhijit Das,Rasagya Sharma

WEB DESIGNING – Sahil Bajaj,Saumya Kharbanda

Guidelines for webD:

1.softwares to be used- frontpage , flash
2.Teams to give full verba; introduction abput the site to the judges.
3.Teams can be questioned by the judges on the basis of HTML code used by designer.
4.Topics for website:-
-Fashion Trends
-Wireless Communication
5.Students have to bring the website on a C.D. on one of the topics given above.
6.Teams will be judged on the basis of layout of the website and colour relevance to the topic.





I. PALLETE@TRIX (CLASS I & II) – Paint Brush
(1 team per school – 2 participants per team)

Description: The participants would be asked to draw a cartoon using Microsoft® Paint
Software to Be Used: Microsoft® Paint
Topic: To be given on the spot
Duration: 60 minutes
Note: Use of floppies, CDs, Internet will not be permitted
II. PRESENT@TRIX (CLASS III–V) – PowerPoint Presentation
(1 team per school – 2 participants per team)

Description: The participants will have to make their presentations on the spot.
Software to Be Used: Microsoft® PowerPoint
Topic: To Be Given On the Spot
Duration of Making the Presentation: 90 minutes
Note: Marks will be deducted for exceeding the time limit. The presentation should be original
and can comprise of text, graphics, animation and sound. The source of information must be
(1 team per school – 2 participants per team)

Description: The participants would be asked to create a digital image using a set of pictures made available to them on the computer
Software to be Used: Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro
Topic: To be given on the Spot

III. PIC@TRIX (CLASS IX & X) – Digital Photography
(1 team per school – 2 participants per team)

Description: Participants will be taking pictures on the topic given and will upload them.
Equipment to be Used: Cameras and Drivers (of the cameras) to be brought by the
Topic: To be given on the spot.
Duration: 60 minutes.
Note: Participants are given a choice of 1-3 pictures.

V. CODE@TRIX (CLASS XI – XII) – Software Display
(1 team per school – 2 participants per team)

Description: Participants have to bring an original software made by them in any of the languages listed below and showcase their software in front of the judges. The participants will be expected to answer the questions asked by the judges related to their software
Languages to be Used: C++, Visual Basic, Oracle, HTML
Note: Please Carry ONE copy of the software for the presentation.

VI. PRESENT@TRIX (CLASS III –V) – Showcase of Presentations

Duration: 3 minutes
Description: The participants will have to showcase their presentations made on the previous day.
Note: No extra time will be given for the presentation.

Team 1: Class I to V (1 student)
Team 2: Class VI to XII (2 students)

Duration: 90 minutes
Description: The game to be played will be announced on the spot.
Note: Use of cheat codes will result in immediate disqualification.

(1 team per school – 4 participants per team)

Description: The participants will have to make a movie on any ONE of the topics given
below. The selected movies will be short listed for the final round. The movie has to be
submitted on a CD by 21st July. Late entries will not be accepted. The selected movies will be
shown in front of the Judges.
Software To Be Used: iMovie, Adobe Premiere or Windows Movie Maker
Topics: Disaster While Bunking (comedy) OR People and Media
Duration: 4 – 5 minutes (the movie should not exceed the time limit)
Note: Please carry a copy of your movie CD on the final day. No changes can be made
after the movie has been submitted. If there is any disparity between the two copies the team
will be disqualified.


Participants of different competitions will be receiving awards and certificates for their performances. All participants are requested to be present for the valedictory function.