Computer Apps Web Quest

Andy Pallis & David Norfleet

Scavenger Hunt

1.) The Antikythera Mechanism has been described as an analog computer in the ancient world. The Antikythera was capable of calculating phases of the Moon, positions of planets, and eclipses. Experts estimate that it was created in 100 B.C.E.


http://www.techtimes.com/articles/21173/20141129/worlds-oldest-computer-antikythera-mechanism-more-ancient-previously-thought.htm

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3.)

Texas Instruments created a silicon- based junction transistor in 1954. It approached the human brain in scope and reliability, by incorporating the first commercial production of silicon transistors kernel-sized substitutes for vacuum tubes.


http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/?year=1954


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4.) Event on David's Birthday

John McCarthy 9/4/1927


Developed LISP -- the first computer language designed for writing Artificial Intelligence (AI) programs.


http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/September/4/

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Andy's Birthday

US Companies Get Aid From Government 4/28/1994


The Clinton administration created a million dollar program to aid US computer companies in light of Japan owning 95% of the industry


http://www.computerhistory.org/tdih/April/28/


http://www.psychorgone.com/sociology/president-clinton-vs-emotional-plague

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5.) The first website was published in August 6th, 1991 but CERN put World Wide Web software in domain on April 30th, 1993. In 1975, E-Commerce was introduced.


http://www.miva.com/blog/the-history-of-ecommerce-how-did-it-all-begin

http://home.web.cern.ch/topics/birth-web


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  1. Youtube was founded by Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim in 2005.

  2. It was created to entertain by allowing people to upload videos and for others to view them.

  3. You can access it using any search engine or by downloading an app on your phone.

  4. It does not have a shopping cart because you can view and upload videos for free.

  5. They make money by advertising for other companies


http://www.businessinsider.com/key-turning-points-history-of-youtube-2013-2?op=1
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7.)

Bill gates founded microsoft in the year April 4, 1975, it is now worth $290 billion.


http://news.microsoft.com/facts-about-microsoft/


http://www.micarmenia.am/en#.VQwXdGRdVbo

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Steve Jobs enrolled at Reed College in Portland, Oregon but dropped out after six months. He took a position as a video game designer with Atari in 1974. A few months later he left for India to find spiritual enlightenment. In 1976 he started Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. He invested $50 million in Pixar in 1985 and became the largest shareholder of the company when it merged with Disney. He later died in 2011 from pancreatic cancer.


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


http://www.deyoungmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/steve-jobs-morreu-brasil-153927.jp

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Steve Wozniak invented the Apple I computer with Steve Jobs and co-founded Apple Computers in 1976. He was in charge of inventing while Jobs was responsible for marketing. He invented the Apple II computer in 1983. He ended his employment with Apple Computers in 1987.


http://www.biography.com/people/steve-wozniak-9537334


http://media.gotraffic.net/images/i3pBpRhUwRps/v14/640x-1.jpg

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Bill Gates- He became interested in technology at the age of 13. While he attended Lakeside Schools a computer company allowed the students to have computer time, this was when his interest in computers started. In 1973 at the age of 15, Gates and his friend Paul Allen, developed a computer program that monitored traffic in Seattle. It netted $20,000. Developed Microsoft in 1975 and by 1978 became a company with a net worth of $2.5 million.


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


http://images.boomsbeat.com/data/images/full/595/bill-gates-jpg.jpg
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Paul Allen- In 1975, college drop-outs Allen and Gates founded Microsoft. 1983, Allen, known as the "idea man" counterpart to Gates' "man of action," resigned from Microsoft after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease, and undergoing several months of radiation treatment. From 1994 to 1998, Allen built an infrastructure of well over 30 different companies in pursuit of his "wired world" strategy.

http://www.biography.com/people/paul-allen-9542239#departure-from-microsoft

http://i.space.com/images/i/000/025/165/original/PaulAllen.jpg?1358533501
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Mark Zuckerberg- Zuckerberg developed an interest in computers at an early age; when he was about 12, he used Atari BASIC to create a messaging program he named "Zucknet." Zuckerberg and his friends created a site that allowed users to create their own profiles, upload photos, and communicate with other users. The group ran the site—first called The Facebook—out of a dorm room at Harvard until June 2004. After his sophomore year, Zuckerberg dropped out of college to devote himself to Facebook full time, moving the company to Palo Alto, California. By the end of 2004, Facebook had 1 million users.


http://www.biography.com/people/mark-zuckerberg-507402#time-at-harvard http://starrfmonline.com/kitnes/data/2015/03/05/1.2018474.jpg
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Evan Williams- He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for a year and a half, leaving to pursue a career based in information systems. Williams was writing computer code and freelancing for both Hewlett-Packard and Intel. Co- founded Blogger and in 2004, Williams was named a "Person of the Year" by PC Magazine for his work on Blogger. In 2006, he co-founded the Obvious Corporation with Biz Stone, Jack Dorsey and Noah Glass.


http://img.tedcdn.com/r/images.ted.com/images/ted/74570_800x600.jpg?ll=1&quality=89&w=800

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12.)

In October 1958, Physicist William Higinbotham created the first video game. It was a very simple tennis game and it was quite a hit at a Brookhaven National Laboratory open house. It was called Tennis for Two.


http://www.aps.org/publications/apsnews/200810/physicshistory.cfm


http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC301A1_pong-video-game-classic-series

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13.)

Product placement is seen almost everywhere, a common place to see it is in video games. In the popular basketball game NBA2K the player often will see the Gatorade logo in pop up menus and on the sides of the courts.


http://www.brandchannel.com/home/image.axd?picture=2011%2F2%2Fgatorade+ea+sports.jpg

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/4GUHSJHu2HY/maxresdefault.jpg

http://adage.com/images/bin/image/rightrail/gatorade051409.jpg

14.)

The Carousel of Progress is the Disney ride that explores the Past- Present- Future of technology. It travels through the 20th century to see how technology has improved our way of life during this classic Audio-Animatronics show.


https://disneyworld.disney.go.com/attractions/magic-kingdom/walt-disney-carousel-of-progress/

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15.)

The first computer weighed 27 tons, with dimensions of about 8.5 feet by 3 feet by 80 feet and taking up 680 square feet . Its components included 17,468 vacuum tubes, 7,200 crystal diodes, 1,500 relays, 70,000 resistors, 10,000 capacitors and approximately 5,000,000 hand-soldered joints. It could consume 150 kilowatts of electricity.


http://www.dimensionsinfo.com/how-big-is-the-first-computer/

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16.)

In May 11 1997, a chess- playing computer called Deep Blue defeated Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparor.


http://www.chessgames.com/player/deep_blue.html
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17.) Plankalkul was a plan in 1940 by Karl Zues to developed the first real programming language the language allowed for the creation of procedures and structured data.


http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/130429/computer#ref723715


http://history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Software/Plankalkul.html

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18.)

CNET claims Amazon may have sold close to 5 million Kindle Fire tablets since the device debuted late last year. That's the number estimated by Asymco analyst Horace Dediu based on Amazon's own claims. This is only one kind of electronic sold over internet commerce there were millions more sold over the past year.


http://www.cnet.com/news/how-many-kindle-fires-did-amazon-sell-5m-maybe/


http://www.amazon.com/Kindle-Fire-Amazon-Tablet/dp/B0051VVOB2

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19.)

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


http://www.ancient.eu/hammurabi/


http://www.thenagain.info/WebChron/MiddleEast/Hammurabi.html

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20.)

Performance Foodservices provide the snacks, beverages, and apparel for the Dogpound school store.

http://www.performancefoodservice.com/Company-Information/About-Us.aspx


http://www.trademarkia.com/performance-foodservice-have-a-taste-77759924.html

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