Week 11 Assignment T3
1. The Dot.com Boom
2. Microsoft and Bill Gates
Founded in 1911 by Charles Flint, IBM was originally named the Computing-Tabulating-Recording Company (CTR). Later the name was changed to the International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). IBM is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation. IBM manufactures and markets computer hardware and software, and also works in nanotechnology. IBM created equipment that could hold large amounts of data. The company has created equipment such as dial recorders, job recorders, timestamps and traffic recorders. Later 1981, the IBM began to work in computers then created the first PC. IBM'S PC was very successful do to the fact that it was the first personal computer. IBM continued to be the "role model company" for other company to also create PCs. IBM created the PC era to begin.
8. PC Era
the PC era was started by IBM was the first personal computer. Other companies such as Dell also began to create PC’s. Soon Dell an IBM began to mass produce these PCs. PCs became cheap and easy to assemble. Soon almost every house had a family computer. This is when the PC era began. In the PC era people could now use the World wide web to search anything and everything. New companies such as Ebay and yahoo began to increase the popularity of PCs. WIth PCs people could now work at home. Students could now do school work online. Online communication such as email soon began popular. The PC era helped create a new field of jobs with computer and new technologies. Companies hired people to make the new faster and smaller computer. People began to go to school to specialize in computer sciences or in computer programming.