Web Quest Scavenger Hunt

By: Brennan Hughes and Zac Tucci

The Quipu

The Quipu was invented in 2800 BCE and was used until 1550 CE. The quipu is a series of colored, knotted strings. The type of knot indicated a number, and the knot's placement signified units of 1, 10, 100, or more. All the cords hung from a main string, and their positions and colors likely signaled what was being counted—gold, corn, or other goods.

http://www.ancientscripts.com/quipu.html

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Texas Instruments

Jack Kilby was the inventor of the computer chip. Without the chip, man could not explore space or fly to the moon.


The chip helps the deaf to hear and is the heartbeat of a myriad of medical diagnostic machines.

The chip has also touched education, transportation, manufacturing and entertainment.

http://www.ti.com/corp/docs/kilbyctr/jackbuilt.shtml

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March 18

On March 18, 2005 the US government constructed a group patrolled the world wide web and shut down websites that break terrorism laws.

http://www.computerhope.com/cgi-bin/today.cgi?d=03%2F18&s=Submit

Internet and E-commerce

On August 6, 1991 the Internet was available to the public.

E-commerce began in 1991, after the Internet was available to the public.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/08/06/20-years-ago-today-the-world-wide-web-opened-to-the-public/

Ebay

Founded by: Pierre Omidyer on September 3, 1995

Allows customers to buy and sell New and Used goods from all around the world

Accessible from computer, phone, ipad, tablet etc.

The "buy now" feature allows customers to purchase items on the spot.

Their profit comes from charging a 10% fee on every sold item.

http://www.cs.brandeis.edu/~magnus/ief248a/eBay/history.html

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Apple

Apple Computers, Inc. was founded on April 1, 1976, by college dropouts Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who brought to the new company a vision of changing the way people viewed computers. Jobs and Wozniak wanted to make computers small enough for people to have them in their homes or offices. Simply put, they wanted a computer that was user-friendly. Jobs and Wozniak started out building the Apple I in Jobs' garage and sold them without a monitor, keyboard, or casing (which they decided to add on in 1977).

http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/businesshistory/April/apple.html

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Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, Steve Wozniak

Microsoft

In 1975, Gates and Allen form a partnership called Microsoft. Like most start-ups, Microsoft begins small, but has a huge vision—a computer on every desktop and in every home. During the next years, Microsoft begins to change the ways we work.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/history#T1=era0

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Bill Gates, Paul Allen

Facebook

Facebook is a social networking service launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook. It was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow Harvard University student Eduardo Saverin.

https://www.facebook.com/realsteelmechanical/posts/361588717325954

Twitter

Jack Dorsey, Evan Williams and Biz Stone had big plans for Twitter but they likely had no idea how popular it would truly become. When they first created the site, they were just looking for a way to send text messages on their cell phones and a way to reinvent a somewhat dying company.

http://www.socialnomics.net/2013/01/23/the-history-of-twitter/

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Evan Williams, Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey

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Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, Chris Hughes

First Computer Game

The first computer game invented was Tennis For Two. It was developed in 1958 on a Donner Model 30.

http://www.bnl.gov/about/history/firstvideo.php

Video Game Product Placement

NBA 2k15 is partnered with Sprint. They name the halftime report after them.

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth is a unique ride at Disney World that explores the Past-Present-and Future of technology.

https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/epcot/spaceship-earth/

First Computer

The first computer weighed around 27 tons.

http://www.ushistory.org/oddities/eniac.htm

Chess Playing

In May 1997 a chess-playing computer called Deep Blue defeated Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.

http://www.npr.org/2014/08/08/338850323/kasparov-vs-deep-blue

Plankalkul

Plankalkul was a plan in 1940 by Karl Zuse to create the worlds first programmable computer that a functional program controlled.

http://www.catb.org/retro/plankalkuel/

Kindle

It is estimated that the sales of Kindle devices stood at roughly 20 million in 2013, bringing about $3.9 billion in revenues.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/greatspeculations/2014/04/02/estimating-kindle-e-book-sales-for-amazon/

The Babylonians

The Babylonians developed the first algorithms for excavations, linear equations, and geometric problems.

http://www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/history/babylon/babylon.html