Web Quest Scavenger Hunt

Stephanie Conrad and Heather Howell

1. The First Non-Programmable Computer

Friday, March 17th 1623 at 11:30pm

Germany

In 1623, Wilhelm Schickard invented the first non-programmable automatic computer. He is known as the father of the computer age. It was mankind’s first automatic calculator. It was based on the traditional decimal system. The invention later helped Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibniz discover a more convenient binary system and Konrad Zuse in inventing the first automatic computing machine.



http://people.idsia.ch/~juergen/schickard.html http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/5926/Zuse-Z3-machine-completed/

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2. Abacus Binary Sytem

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3. Texas Instruments

“It was a relatively simple device that Jack Kilby showed to a handful of co-workers gathered in TI's semiconductor lab 50 years ago -- only a transistor and other components on a slice of germanium. Little did this group of onlookers know, but Kilby's invention, 7/16-by-1/16-inches in size and called an integrated circuit, was about to revolutionize the electronics industry.”



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

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4. On this Day . . .

On 18 March 1986, a 17-year-old boy tracks the Soviet Space Station before the launch is officially announced.


http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/March/18/

http://luirig.altervista.org/calendar/calmese1.php?anno=1986&mese=3

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4. On My Birthday

On 7 June 1954, "Alan Turing, a computer science pioneer and one of the secret code breakers working at Britain’s Bletchley Park during the World War II, killed himself by eating an apple containing cyanide."


http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/June/7

http://luirig.altervista.org/calendar/calmese1.php?anno=1954&mese=6

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5. Internet Made Public

Tuesday, Aug. 6th 1991 at 7pm

The World

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6.Favorite Website : Facebook

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https://www.google.com

  • Who Founded Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg, Dustin Moskovitz, Eduardo Andrew McCollum, Chris Hudges
  • When was Facebook created: It was created on Febuary 4th 2004
  • What does Facebook do:

    After registering to use the site, users can create a user profile , add other users as friends exchange messages, post status updates and photos, share videos and receive notifications when others update their profiles. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists such as People From Work" or "Close Friends


  • Where can I access it?: You can access it on pretty much any type of electronic device
  • Does it have a storefront or anything: No it does not have a storefront, shopping cart, or any other type of buy now feature
  • How do they make a profit?: Facebook makes profits off of people who put ads based on personal information that users share

7. Microsoft and Its Founders

Bill Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975. It is currently worth $343.82 Billion.


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

http://www.forbes.com/companies/microsoft/

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8. Apple Co-Founders

Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak

Met while Jobs was in high school and Wozniak was in college

Started Apple in 1976

Invented Revolutionary Products


http://www.biography.com/people/steve-jobs-9354805#synopsis

http://blog.retroplanet.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/Apple-Logo-e1363966662813.jpg

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9. William Henry Gates III

Born 28 October 1955 in Seattle. Shows interest in computer programming at age 13. Met Paul Allen and worked with computers together. Developed “Traf-o-data” and made $20,000. He develops Microsoft and becomes a millionaire by age 31.


http://www.biography.com/people/bill-gates-9307520#synopsis

10. Mark Zuckerberg

"Mark Zuckerberg is co-founder and CEO of the social-networking website Facebook, as well as one of the world's youngest billionaires."


http://www.biography.com/people/mark-zuckerberg-507402

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/F_icon.svg/2000px-F_icon.svg.png

11. Jack Dorsey

  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri 19 November 1976

  • Age 15: Wrote Dispatch Software for taxicab companies

  • Dropped out of New York University

  • Created Obvious, which revolved in Twitter

  • 2006: Named Chief Executive Officer

  • Used by celebrities and politicians to gain success



http://www.biography.com/people/jack-dorsey-578280#beyond-twitter

http://www.josephrosenfeld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Jack_Dorsey_1.jpeg

12. What year was the first computer game invented?

  • The first Computer game was invented in October 1958, The game was a simple tennis game


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13. Product Placement in a Modern Video Game

“Modern technology is being utilized to ensure the target market is surrounded by in-game advertisements.”


http://www.psfk.com/2011/06/video-game-product-placement-is-the-next-big-step-in-advertising.html

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14. What was the ride at disney that explored the past, present and future?

  • the ride at disney that explorers the past, present and future is spaceship earth


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15. The First Computer

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16. Chess playing Computer

  • In May 1996, A chess playing computer called SuperComputer defeated Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparv


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17. Plankalkul

Plankalkul was a plan by Konrad Zues to to create a programming language.



http://www.catb.org/retro/plankalkuel/figure3.png

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

Under the Hammurabi Dynasty. Babylon created the first algorithms, linear equations, and geometric problems.


http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/hammurabi

http://historyofinformation.com/images/plimpton_322_tablet.jpg

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20: Website: to Mrs. Wilczewski

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