Web Quest Scavenger Hunt

Ryan Lee and Bri Purcell

-----Question 1-----

Earliest Computing Device: Antikythera Mechanism

The Antikythera was capable of calculating phases of the Moon, positions of planets, and eclipses. The creation of the mechanism is dated around 100 B.C.E.


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-----Question 2-----

Abacus Binary System (14th Century)

It was invented in the Middle East circa 500 BC and it remained the fastest form of calculator until the middle of the 17th century.


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UNIVAC II (1951)

It was the world's first commercially produced electronic digital computer.


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IBM 701 (1952-1953)

It had electrostatic storage tube memory, used magnetic tape to store information, and had binary, fixed-point, single address hardware.


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GENIAC (1958)

It can be assembled to play games, like tic-tac-toe, or solve arithmetic puzzles.


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Atari 400 (1978)

The Atari 400 was the first home computers to use custom coprocessors and the first to use "sprites" and special video interruptions like display list.


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Commodore 64 (1982)

It cannot run IBM or Macintosh computer programs.


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-----Question 3-----

Texas Instruments created a chip that ultimately created the modern computer industry.

The chip restructured communications, fostering a host of new ways for instant exchanges of information between people, businesses and nations.Without the chip, man could not explore space or fly to the moon. Also, the chip helps the deaf to hear and is the heartbeat of a myriad of medical diagnostic machines.


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-----Question 4-----

Today's Date (3/16/15)

Event: 3/16/2006- Bill Gates mocks MIT’s $100 laptop project.


Birthday (5/21/98)

Event: 5/21/2004 News: Intel Sued for Patent Infringement


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-----Question 5-----

When the Internet was Available to the Public

Date the internet was made available to the public: August 6, 1991


When E-Commerce Began

Year the E-Commerce began: 1991

It is where commercial transactions can be conducted electronically on the Internet


-----Question 6-----

Favorite Website: google

Larry Page, Sergey Brin

  • September 15, 1997

  • To make it as easy as possible for you to find the information you need and get the things you need to do done.

  • Larry Page, our co-founder and CEO, once described the “perfect search engine” as something that “understands exactly what you mean and gives you back exactly what you want

  • Google

  • (Does it have a storefront?)yes

  • they own a company

-----Question 7-----

Paul Allen and Bill Gates founded Microsoft in the year 1975, it is now worth $258 billion.

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-----Question 8-----

Apple's Co-founders

Steve Jobs: He was born in San Francisco, California, on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak in 1976. Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of modern technology. He died in 2011, following a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
Ronald Waynes: He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 17, 1934 is a true “Renaissance“ man. He graduated from the School of Industrial Arts, New York City in 1953, and then conducted a program of self education that supported a life-long career in electro-mechanical engineering and product development. In the mid 1970s he developed a friendship with Steve Jobs.
Steve Wozniak: He was born in San Jose, California, on August 11, 1950. He was fascinated by electronics at an early age. Although he was never a star student in the traditional sense, Wozniak had an aptitude for building working electronics from scratch. During his brief stint at the University of California at Berkeley, he met Steve Jobs through a mutual friend. Wozniak also personally developed the next model, Apple II, which established Apple as a major player in microcomputing.
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-----Question 9-----

Microsoft's Co-Founders

Paul Allen: He was an entrepreneur and investor. He was born in 1954 in Seattle, Washington. While attending the Lakeside School outside Seattle, 14-year-old Paul Allen met 12-year-old Bill Gates, a fellow student and computer enthusiast. Less than a decade later, in June 1975, Allen and Gates, both college dropouts; Allen from Washington State University, founded Microsoft with the intention of designing software for the new wave of personal computers.


Bill Gates: He was born on October 28, 1955, in Seattle, Washington. He began to show an interest in computer programming at age 13. In 1970, at the age of 15, Bill Gates went into business with his pal, Paul Allen. They developed "Traf-o-Data," a computer program that monitored traffic patterns in Seattle, and netted $20,000 for their efforts.


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-----Question 10-----

Facebook's Co-Founders

Mark Zuckerberg: 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


Dustin Moskovitz: He was born on May 22, 1984 in Gainesville, Florida and grew up in Ocala, Florida. He is eight days younger than Zuckerberg. He attended Vanguard High School, graduating from the IB Diploma Programme. Moskovitz attended Harvard University as an economics major for two years.


Eduardo Saverin: He was born on 13th March 1982 in São Paulo, Brazil to a rich family. They moved to the U.S. in 1993 and settled in Miami, Florida. Here Saverin went to Gulliver Preparatory School and later on attended Harvard University graduating with a degree in economics.


Andrew McCollum: He was born in California. He studied at Harvard University with a number of other members of Facebook. He also co-founded JobSpice, an online resume prep aid.


Chris Hughes: He was born on November 26, 1983. He is the publisher and editor in chief of The New Republic, a leading public policy magazine. Hughes grew up in North Carolina, the only son of a teacher and a salesman. He attended Phillips Academy on an academic scholarship before enrolling at Harvard University.


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-----Question 11-----

Twitter's Co-Founders

Jack Dorsey: He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 19, 1976. Growing up in St. Louis, Dorsey became interested in computers and communications at an early age and began programming while still a student at Bishop DuBourg High School.


Evan Williams: He was born into a farming family on March 31, 1972, in the small town of Clarks, Nebraska. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln for a year and a half, leaving to pursue a career based in information systems.


Biz Stone: He was born on March 10, 1974. Stone graduated from Wellesley High School in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He attended, but did not graduate from, both Northeastern University and the University of Massachusetts (Boston).


Noah Glass: He founded Obvious Corp. (also known as, Odeo Inc.) in December 2004.


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-----Question 12-----

First Computer Video Game: Spacewar (1961)

1961: Steve Russell, student at MIT, created Spacewar, the first interactive computer game. It runs on a Digital PDP-1 mainframe computer, and the graphics are made up of ASCII text characters.


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-----Question 13-----

Product Placement in Modern Video Game: (FIFA Soccer)

Fifa has an Instragam where it shows they advertise to expand their company.
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-----Question 14-----

Disney World Ride: Spaceship Earth

This ride explores the Past-Present-and Future of technology.


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-----Question 15-----

The First Computer/Laptop: The Osborne

Weight: 24.5 pounds/ 12 Kg

Amount of Electricity it Used: 64K RAM


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-----Question 16-----

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

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-----Question 17-----

Plankalkul by Karl Zues (1940)

It was an attempt to write computer programs. Its plan was to devise a notational and conceptual system for writing what today is termed a program. 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.

(http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc3/showpage.php?page=160) & (http://www.catb.org/retro/plankalkuel/)

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-----Question 18-----

Frequency of Kindles Bought Online

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-----Question 19-----

The Babylonians http://www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/masters/egypt_babylon/babylon.pdf our knowledge of mankindís use of mathematics comes from the

Egyptians and Babylonians. Both civilizations developed mathematic that was similar in scope , different in particulars.


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-----Question 20-----

School Store

Distributor: Performance Food Services

Link to website: http://www.performancefoodservice.com

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