Year 9 LAS Humanities CAT: Cartoon Analysis Task
‘The Mongolian Octopus’, The Bulletin Magazine, 1886 Racism towards non
During the mid‐
1800s (the gold rush
experienced a large
influx of migrants,
China and Mongolia.
Published in the
Sydney based, The
on August 21 1886, “The Mongolian Octopus – His Grip On Australia” was intentionally used as a form of propaganda against Chinese and Mongolian immigration. The cartoon illustrates an octopus with a human head and eight outstretched tentacles. On each of these tentacles is a different term, such as typhoid or immorality. These terms, along with the octopus itself, all portrayed racist views and stereotypes of Chinese and Mongolian immigrants.
1. This is an individual task, but you may refer to notes or discussions you have had in class.
2. You will need to place your copy of the cartoon in the middle of an A3 sheet of paper and paste it down.
3. You will need to annotate the cartoon, making notes all around the cartoon, describing and explaining what the images and text means. Think about the background to the cartoon, and the way the images and words work together. 4. Write an extended response of approximately 500 words that explains the purpose of the cartoon and the background against which it was produced. 5. The annotated cartoon and the extended response must both be submitted for assessment.
Use the following questions as a guide to your extended response: When and where was this source published?
Is it a primary or secondary source? Explain your answer. What does the title of the cartoon suggest? Why is this title used? What is your first impression of this cartoon? Is it positive or negative? What message do you think the artist was trying to portray by putting a human head on an octopus?...
...The Giant Pacific Octopus
This paper is about octopus dofleni, which is a bottom-dwelling octopus that lives on coasts of the pacific ocean, from Northern Japan to California. This essay will provide a brief overview of its life, habits and other characteristics of this, intelligent and creative invertebrate and member of the Octopodidae family.
The life of the pacific giant may begin at any time of the year. The mating season however tends to peak in the month of December, with most of their eggs being laid in April and May.
Octopuses reproduction is sexual and takes place in the somewhat shallow depths of 25 -100m and can last hours. The fertilization process begins with the male octopus, he uses his third right tentacle which has no suckers but a modified structure known as the hectocotylus to pass spermatophore from within his mantle cavity into the the mantle cavity of the female, also known as the oviduct.
Male octopuses may mate with more than one female in their lifetime and females tend have a preference of larger males for their mates. While the female lives until the eggs have time to hatch, the male dies only a few months after breeding.
After being fertilized the female will close herself off in a den here she will lay anywhere between 20,000 and 100,000 eggs over a span of 2-3 weeks. Incubation can take from six to eight months. During this time the female...
On the floor of any ocean in the world, in the cracks and crevices of ocean rock is the common octopus habitat. The common octopus lives in temperate ocean waters. A key part of their lives are spent at the surface layer of the ocean. Areas of the ocean with the largest amount of octopuses are coastal areas, reef areas and ocean bottom areas. Octopuses have a totally boneless structure. They are terrifically flexible; able to squeeze themselves into the pristine rocks and crannies in order to avoid predators. They are nesting creatures, creating their habitat in a cranny near or on the ocean’s bottom. Octopuses sometimes dig a hole in the ocean’s bottom to create a den. They will then scrape together rocks and shells from the ocean’s bottom, creating a fortress to hide the opening of the den. This provides not only a hiding spot from their predators but a region where the female octopus can incubate her eggs.
An octopus has eight arms (tentacles) around their head that they use to capture prey. They are pouch-shaped, look like jelly, have a beak and two developed sensitive eyes, which provides them with keen eyesight. Octopuses have complex reflex action and excellent sense of touch. Many people are not aware that octopuses have a radula, a hard tongue covered with tiny sharp teeth. The radula is located inside the beak, which is located at the mantle at the central...
...In Hong Kong, the Octopus Card is not only treated as a means of electric payment. The Octopus Card interacts a lot with our daily life, like entering our apartments, registering students’ attendance in schools, recognizing our membership of certain organizations, etc.
Hong Kong people trust Octopus deeply from our heart. The MTR Corporation together with the KCRC Managing Board owned about 80% of the share of the Octopus, while the HKSAR government is the largest shareholder of the MTR Corporation and the KCRC Managing Board. Hong Kong people trust the Octopus Card Company as much as we trust the HKSAR government. Therefore, The news that the Octopus Card company has been selling customers’ private information to other firms totally break Hong Kong people’s heart and destroy the mutual relationship the company has established.
When the scandal was exposed, the company executives lied and tried to cover it up. Although the Octopus Card Company admitted that it has been selling customers’ personal information to firms, the executives didn’t disclose the details of the incident using an excuse of the resale contract and confidentiality agreement with those companies. The Octopus also insisted that there is a clause which allows the company to disclose customers’ information to other parties included in the long agreement customers signed.
...The Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance and Octopus Card System
Lam Ka Chun
The University of Hong Kong
CCST9029 Cyberspace Crime: Technology and Ethics
Dr. K.P. Chow
Ms. Chan Vivien Pui Shan
This article is about the leakage of data of the Octopus card company. In 2010, Octopus sold the information of their clients to 6 companies for promotion and made a profit of 44 million Hong Kong dollars over 4.5 years .In view of the case of Octopus case, this article will go through three part to study it : technical aspect, ethical aspect and legal aspect. It will also suggest feasible suggestions.
The dis-honest company led a leakage of personal data:
Octopus Card Company
Introduction of Octopus card company
According to the statistics, 95% of those between the ages of 16 and 65 have an Octopus and Octopus processes over 12 million transactions a day. The card is accepted by more than 100 transportation service providers and 160 retailers, including 7-Eleven, Starbucks, and Park & Shop. It can also be used at pay phones, photo booths, and parking garages. This reveals that the octopus is commonly and widely used. Also implied that the leakage of personal data influences a lot of people.
In terms of technical Issue, Octopus card is a rechargeable contactless stored value smart card...
Small family run groceries, vegetable stores
Big well-known clothing or departmental stores, e.g. Sogo
1.Cost of setting up in using Octopus
Generally small profit margin and low value-added business, painful for them as setting up Octopus raises extra cost.(hundreds monthly rent)The works or the owners are usually with low skill and education level, time cost and money cost may increases when they go learning of how to serve using Octopus machines and networks.
2.Transaction quantities/ volumes
Large transaction quantities each day with really low absolute amount earned for each transactions and low profit margin. Painful for them since Octopus charges handling charge for each transactions )
3.Long term goal (over 5-10 years)
Mainly sole proprietorship and partnership, the business may relatively last shorter than operations. Any family changes or health problem of the owner(s) may affect and even stop the continue running of the business, thus long term goal may not developed. Octopus card may be unnecessary in short run concern.
4.Money amount of each transaction
Maximum transaction amount for each trade is $1035 using octopus card. Inconvenient for target customers when paying for large amount and usually people get less than $500 credits in Octopus card....
Octopus Holdings Limited is a successful homegrown business, now has become one of the world's leading smart card payment systems. From the birth of an innovative idea to exporting expertise abroad, Octopus has come a long way since its debut in Hong Kong over a decade ago. Today, 95% of people in Hong Kong aged 16 to 65 use Octopus to travel, shop and dine without the hassle of coins.
Established in 2005, Octopus Holdings Limited is owned by the major transport operators in Hong Kong and is also the holding company of Octopus Cards Limited, operator of one of the world's leading contactless smart card payment systems.
From a simple way to pay fares on public transport, they have extended their reach into small-value payments in the retail sector as well as many other applications, including access control for residential and commercial buildings and support for various facilities in schools.
Octopus holds the aim of making everyday life easier. A pioneer in contactless smart card applications, Octopus is now an integral part of everyday life in Hong Kong.
Octopus Group Chief Executive Prudence Chan's botched handling of the Octopus fiasco to cover up selling customers' personal data has come as an eye-opener to the Hong Kong public. Following an initial vehement denial, yielding to...
...report, we will examine the use of Octopus system in the education sector. Octopus system is a widely used e-Commerce technology in Hong Kong, covering a variety of industries including transportation, retail, restaurants, and more.
Tsung Tsin Primary School is the main focus of this case study. The school uses the Octopus system extensively, integrating into student and staff information, attendance, educational activities, payment, and communications. We will look at how using the system can help achieve the school’s missions.
In order to describe the business case, we will analyze the benefits of adopting the Octopus system in an educational environment, comparing with the traditional methods of performing similar processes. The feedback from Tsung Tsin Primary School has been very positive; however there are associated costs, risks, and challenges. In our case study, we will also discover the potential or existing issues with the implementation and maintenance of the systems.
With personal identification store in the Octopus cards and the server, we also have concerns regarding to the security and privacy of the system. We will analyze the current security measures and suggest changes to enhance the protection.
Finally, we will provide recommendations for extending and further improving the use of Octopus and other e-Commerce technologies in Tsung Tsin Primary School. We...
...Value Chain Flexibility with RFID:
A Case Study of the Octopus Card
Lam Tak Ming
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Abstract: Octopus cards are an electronic payment system based on a wireless RFID technology developed in
Hong Kong. Users simply hold their contactless smartcards over an electronic reader, and the payment is
deducted from the card automatically. If users link their cards to their credit card to upload money, there is no
cash transaction involved. Launched in 1997, Octopus cards are the world’s most widely accepted contactless
RFID electronic payment system. The system generates value for customers, service providers, and societies.
This article makes a theoretical and applied contribution to our understanding of strategic information systems. It
adopts and modifies Porter’s value chain and develops value‐chain flexibility as a theoretical framework to analyze
the Octopus card system. The fast and dramatic changes in customer needs, business competition, and
technological innovation are creating an urgent need for flexibility throughout the whole value chain. By looking
at order fulfillment as a process, the shop outlet—either online or offline—is only part of the entire flow from ...