Scavenger Hunt

Ishaan and Brad

#1

Quipu invented at the latest 2600 BCE by the Incas who inhabit modern day Peru. The system uses a system of knots in ropes to represent an amount of digits. This is considered today as the first tally system, and the first device used to calculate things.


"Chachapoya." British Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.


"Ancient Scripts: Quipu." Ancient Scripts: Quipu. N.p., n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.

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#3

In 1958, Texas Instruments worker Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit or micro-ship, which calculated numbers for computers not through the process of fragile and bulky tubes, but upon a tiny sliver of Germanium.


"See Also." The Chip That Jack Built. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.


"This Date in Science: Microchip Is Patented | EarthSky.org." EarthSky. N.p., n.d. Web. 18

Mar. 2015.

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#4

Date: March 20, 2015 – Edmund C. Berkeley was born on this date in 1909. He was the founder of the Eastern Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), built one of the first computers in history while studying at Harvard, the Harvard Mark-1, and wrote many books on the nature of computers such as Giant Brains and Computers-Their Operations & Applications. He also published Computers and People, a magazine on computers and their function in society. Berkeley was a revolutionary who was one of the first scientists to build a computer, and to inform the public on the stunning power of the machine.

4A.) On April 24th, 1990, the Hubble Telescope was launched into space

4B.) On January 12th, 1964,Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, was born



"Edmund C. Berkeley." Edmund C. Berkeley. Symbolic Logic, 12 Mar. 2001. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.


Lee, J. A.N. "Edmund C. Berkeley." Computer Pioneers - Edmund C. Berkeley. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.

"This Day in History." Computer History Museum. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.

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#5

The internet was made open to the public in 1991, with the launch of The World (world.std.com), which provides internet accident. However, E-Commerce did not begin until August 11, 1994, when NetMarket was founded by New Hampshire college graduates.


Gilbert, Alorie. "E-commerce Turns 10 - CNET News." CNET News. CBS Interactive, 11 Aug. 2004. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.


"History of Ecommerce." History of Ecommerce. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2015.


"History of Internet Marketing Part 2." Martin Gover Dot Com. N.p., 07 May 2013. Web. 19 Mar. 2015

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#6

Favorite Website: http://www.youtube.com

1). Founded by Chad Hurley on February 14, 2005

2). Users can upload original videos for the public to view, as well as

corporations and TV shows, who use the website to spread their name and

influence.

3). http://www.youtube.com can be accessed anywhere, to anyone

4). Youtube does not have any store, but makes money in other ways

5). By selling advertisements to companies at the beginning of videos, Youtube makes vast amounts of profit, and the uploader of the video also receives a portion of the profit


YouTube. YouTube, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.


Dickey, Megan Rose. "The 22 Key Turning Points In The History Of YouTube." Business Insider. Business Insider, Inc, 15 Feb. 2013. Web. 14 Mar. 2015.

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#7

Microsoft founded by William H. Gates III, in 1975. Now worth $290 billion according to CNN



"News Center." News Center. Microsoft, n.d. Web. 25 Feb. 2015.
Wilcox Thinks Microsoft (MSFT) Could Reemerge as the Most Valuable Company in the World. "Microsoft to Become World's Most Valuable Company Again?" CNNMoney. Cable


"Microsoft." Http://quotespics.quotes8.com/quotes/bill-gates-microsoft.html. N.p., 12 Mar. 2008. Web. 12 Mar. 2015.

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#8

Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple in 1976. Wozniak and Jobs met while Wozniak worked at University of California Berkeley, and Jobs was a high school student nearby. Jobs elected to skip college and the pair started Apple out of Jobs’s garage.


"Steve Wozniak." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.


"Woz Claims Apple Wasn't Born in Steve Jobs' Garage - "We Did No Designs There" - Modern Readers." Modern Readers. Modern Readers Inc., 08 Dec. 2014. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

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#9

William H. Gates and Paul Allen founded Microsoft in 1975. Gates and Allen both grew up in Washington, and met at Lakeside Preparatory School in Seattle. The two led slightly different lives however, Gates grew up in the upper middle class, was very active, always performed exceptionally in academics, and continued to work for Microsoft until 2014. Allen, however, was more shy, made many different investments, and left Microsoft in 1983 after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease. They both dropped out of college to work in Massachusetts in the technology field, and founded Microsoft soon after.



“Bill Gates.” Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.


"Paul Allen." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.


"Bill Gates And Paul Allen Reunite And Recreate Classic 1981 Microsoft Photo." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

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#10

Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook in 2004, out of his Harvard dorm room. Zuckerberg did this at age 20, and started the company exclusive to Harvard Students, progressing to only Ivy League schools, then all high schools and colleges, then finally opening it to the public. He left Harvard after his sophomore year to pursue the website full time, after producing other websites in college like facemash and CourseMatch. After Facebook became public in 2012, he married his college girlfriend and was ranked higher than Steve Jobs on the Forbes “400 List”.


"Mark Zuckerberg." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 18 Mar. 2015.


"Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Donates $992 Million to Charity Funding Planned Parenthood." LifeNews.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

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#11

Twitter was founded in 2006 by Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams, with help from Noah Glass and Isaac “Biz” Stone, the latter two not working at the company anymore. Williams first worked for Hewlett-Packard and Intel, and then co-founded Pyra Labs and Blogger. It was not until 2006 when he, Dorsey, Glass, and Stone would co-found the Oblivious Corporation that became Twitter. Jack Dorsey became involved after approaching Glass and Stone at Odeo with his idea for the instant messenger, which became Twitter. Dorsey had many roles at Twitter, including CEO, chairman of the board, and executive chairman. In 2012, Dorsey founded popular payment service Square.


"Evan Williams." Bio.com. A&E Networks Television, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.


"Jack Dorsey." Bio. A&E Television Networks, 2015. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.


"Dick-costolo-jack-dorsey-evan-williams-biz-stone - Live Trading News." Live Trading News. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

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#12

The first computer game was invented in 1958 by Willy Higinbotham, one that was played on the oscilloscope. This game was Tennis for Two, and encompassed two players moving bars up and down to push a ball to the other player’s half of the screen, a player scoring if the ball reaches the end of the opposite side of the screen.


Kudler, Amanda. "Timeline: Video Games." Infoplease. Infoplease, n.d. Web. 10 Mar. 2015.


"Pix For The First Computer Game." Pix For The First Computer Game. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.

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#13

In the 2008 video game, Burnout Paradise, presidential candidate Barack H. Obama’s website Voteforchange.com was placed on bilboards including his face and a slogan, in an effort to draw voters in states that prohibit early voting to register and vote for him. As is known now, this was successful and Obama won the presidency.


"Obama Campaign Buys Ads in 18 Video Games." Fox News. FOX News Network, 15 Oct. 2008. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.


"Barack Obama Virtual Billboard In Ironically Named Burnout Paradise Videogame." The Truth About Cars. N.p., 14 Oct. 2008. Web. 16 Mar. 2015.

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#14


Spaceship Earth, in Epcot



News Network, 18 Oct. 2013. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.
Disneyworld.com. Walt Disney World, n.d. Web. 9 Mar. 2015

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#15

First commercial computer was the Z3 by Konrad Zuse. Weighed 2204.62 lbs, and used 1 kilowatt of electricity to operate.


"Computer History Museum | Timeline of Computer History : Computers Entries." Computer History Museum | Timeline of Computer History : Computers Entries. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.


"History of Computers and Computing, Birth of the Modern Computer, Relays Computer, Konrad Zuse." History of Computers and Computing, Birth of the Modern Computer, Relays Computer, Konrad Zuse. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.


"Computer History Museum | Timeline of Computer History : Computers Entries." Computer History Museum | Timeline of Computer History : Computers Entries. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2015.

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#16

Deep Blue v. Garry Kasparov May, 1997


"Kasparov vs. Deep Blue." NPR. NPR, 2014. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.


"Kasparov Vs. Deep Blue." Forbes. Forbes Magazine, n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.

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#17

Plankalkul was a plan by Konrad Zuse in 1940, devised to create “a notational and conceptual system for writing what today is termed a program”(“The ‘Plankalkül’ of Konrad Zuse: A Forerunner of Today's Programming Languages”). The concepts introduced by Zuse are still incorporated in computer language today.


Bauer, F. L. "The "Plankalkül" of Konrad Zuse: A Forerunner of Today's Programming

Languages."


The "Plankalkül" of Konrad Zuse: A Forerunner of Today's Programming

Languages. Mathematisches Institut Der Technischen Universität München, 1967. Web. 14 Mar. 2015.

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#18

Website YouGov conducted a poll in October 2013 to discover how often clothing is bought online. The poll determined that, out of 1000 United States adults, 64% have bought clothing online, 32% have not, and 3% are not sure. The poll also stated that of people who have bought clothing before, only 2% claim to only buy online, 12% state it is typical of them to purchase clothing online, 14% state that it is an equal amount online and in stores, and 71% prefer in-store shopping, with 3% unsure once again.


"YouGov | Poll Results: Clothes Shopping." YouGov: What the World Thinks. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Mar. 2015.


"Emiqude Men's Casual Long Sleeve Plaid Dress Shirts." At Amazon Men's Clothing Store:. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

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#19

The Hammurabi Dynasty was a period of time during the lifetime of the Babylonian Empire in which they developed a system for making calculations, including ones made using the pythagorean theorem


"Time Line of Information, Science, Media." (n.d.): 32. Print.


"Blog Archives." Giocosamente. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

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#20

The distributors of the snacks, beverages, and apparel provided to our school are Performance Food Services.


"Home." PERFORMANCE Foodservice. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.


Mrs. Wilczewski

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