Computer Apps Scavenger Hunt
Nick Blandin and Ryan Bailey
1) Earliest Computing Device: The Abacus
Abacus Binary System
Abacus Binary System
5) Internet & E-commerce
The internet was made August 4, 1991
E-commerce was made in 1991
6) Favorite Website
Our favorite website is Google.
It was founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin on Sepember 4, 1998. Its purpose is to provide the best internet search engine. It can be accessed at: https://www.google.com/
Google has an online store, along with making money from advertisements.
7) Microsoft Founder & Worth
Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen in 1975. It is currently worth $257.04 billion.
8) Apple bio & co-founders
Steve Jobs was born February 24, 1955 in San Francisco, California.
He became head of Macintosh project in 1981.
He was then kicked out of apple essentially in 1984.
He later came back under CEO in 1996.
The first iPod was released in January, 2001.
Steve Jobs died October 5, 2011.
9) Microsoft bio & co-founders
Bill Gates was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington.
He founded Microsoft in 1976.
Made major deal with IBM in 1980.
He then released Windows in 1990.
Married Melinda French in 1992.
10) Facebook bio & co-founders
Born on May 14, 1984, in White Plains, New York, Mark Zuckerberg co-founded the social-networking website Facebook out of his college dorm room. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to concentrate on the site, the user base of which has grown to more than 250 million people, making Zuckerberg a billionaire. The birth of Facebook was recently portrayed in the film The Social Network.
11) Twitter bio & co-founders
Born in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 19, 1976, Jack Dorsey became involved in web development as a college student, founding the Twitter social networking site in 2006. Since that time, Dorsey has served as CEO, chairman of the board, and executive chairman of Twitter. He also launched the successful online payment platform Square in 2010.
14) Disney Ride
15) First Computer
Weighed about 1000kg
Used 1 kW to power an engine that provided a clock frequency of one Hertz. It also had a manual crank to operate the computer.
Plankalkül was an attempt by Konrad Zuse in the 1940's to devise a notational and conceptual system for writing what today is termed a program. Although this early approach to a programming language did not lead to practical use, the plan is described here because it contains features that are standard in today's programming languages. The investigation is of historical interest; also, it may provide insights that would lead to advancements in the state of the art. Using modern programming terminology, the Plankalkül is presented to the extent it has been possible to reconstruct it from the published literature.
18) Frequently Purchased Item
46% of people who took a survey said they have bought electronics online, overall electronics are sold very frequently.