Computer Apps Scavenger Hunt

Nick Blandin and Ryan Bailey

1) Earliest Computing Device: The Abacus

The abacus was invented in 3000BC by the Chinese. It was used to do math like a stone-age version of a calculator. This eventually evolved into the calculator, which is a part of pretty much every computing device today.

3) Texas Instruments

Texas instruments created silicon transistors

4) Today's Date: March 12th

Hulu was released to the public

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:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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12) first computer game

The first computer game was invented in 1958 by Willy Higinbotham. It was a table tennis-like game

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14) Disney Ride

During the Audio-Animatronics show, people travel through the 20th century to understand how technology has advanced our way of life.

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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.

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16) Chess

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

17) Plankalkul

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.

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18) Frequently Purchased Item

46% of people who took a survey said they have bought electronics online, overall electronics are sold very frequently.

19) First Algorithms

Babylon- became a civilization about 4000 years ago

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