Overall I like what HP has done with the firmware update process.
Updating firmware is a process that is usually uneventful besides the butterfly effect in your stomach until you see the final reboot get past the initial BIOS screen (most people will relate to this).
The central executive is responsible inter alia for directing attention to relevant information, suppressing irrelevant information and inappropriate actions, and coordinating cognitive processes when more than one task is simultaneously performed.
A "central executive" is responsible for supervising the integration of information and for coordinating "slave systems" that are responsible for the short-term maintenance of information.
Working memory is often used synonymously with short-term memory, but some theorists consider the two forms of memory distinct, assuming that working memory allows for the manipulation of stored information, whereas short-term memory only refers to the short-term storage of information.
used the term to describe their "short-term store".
According to the Multi-Store Model, STM holds limited amounts of information for short periods of time with relatively little processing. This means it is a single system (or store) without any subsystems. It also deals with cognitive tasks such as mental arithmetic and problem solving.
The earliest mention of experiments on the neural basis of working memory can be traced back to more than 100 years ago, when Hitzig and Ferrier described ablation experiments of the prefrontal cortex (PFC); they concluded that the frontal cortex was important for cognitive rather than sensory processes.Results show that the 3 components make independent contributions to updating performance.We additionally present structural equation models that link WMU task performance and working memory capacity (WMC) measures.Hence, the reported predictive power of WMU measures may rely largely on common WM functions also measured in typical WMC tasks, although substitution skills may make an independent contribution to predicting higher mental abilities.(Psyc INFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved).