Scavenger Hunt

By: Anna and Ethan

Difference Engine

It was invented in 1822 by a man named Charles Babbage. It was a mechanical calculator that was capable of computing several sets of numbers and making hard copies of the results. It has adapted into today’s machines for its use of calculating numbers.


http://www.computerhistory.org/babbage/common/img/welcome-babbageengine.jpg

The Role of Texas Instruments

In 1958, Jack Kilby, a Texas Instrument inventor, demonstrated the first integrated circuit. It was 7/16” and contained two transistors.



http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/computer-hist-web.htm



History of March 17

On March 17, 2007 Firefox released Firefox 2.0.0.3. This was the new software that was expected to have half a dozen bug-fixes.


http://cynapse.com/wp-content/uploads/firefox.jpg

Internet and E-commerce

The public was first introduced to the internet in 1972, at the International Computer Communication Conference.

E-commerce began with the invention of electricity, cables, computer, modems, and the internet. E-commerce became possible in 1991.


http://www.infoplease.com/spot/99internet1.html

http://www.ecommerce-land.com/history_ecommerce.html

http://cdn2.business2community.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/web-30-6.jpg






Google


Favorite Website: Google.com

Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin

Use: “perfect search engine”
Purpose: Making it as easy as possible to find the information that you need and to get the things you need to do done.

Access: You can access google on any device that has to ability to connect to to the internet.

Shopping: You have the ability to shop on Google.com, however they also make profit off of advertisements.



http://www.google.com/about/company/products/

https://www.portada-online.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Google.png

Microsoft

Microsoft Founders: Paul Allen and Bill Gates

Founded: April 4, 1975, Albuquerque, NM

Worth: Microsoft is currently worth about $290 billion


http://money.cnn.com/2013/10/18/investing/microsoft-apple/

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1315608/thumbs/o-MICROSOFT-CHARTS-570.jpg?7

Apple's Biography

Steve Jobs was born on February 24 1955, in Los Altos California. During his high school years, Jobs worked summers at Hewlitt-Packard, it was there that he first met his future business partner Steve Wozniak.

http://inventors.about.com/od/ijstartinventors/p/Steve-Jobs.htm




Microsoft's Biography

n 1975, before graduation Gates left Harvard to form Microsoft with his childhood friend Paul Allen. The pair planned to develop software for the newly emerging personal computer market.



http://inventors.about.com/od/gstartinventors/a/Bill_Gates.htm

http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Admin/BkFill/Default_image_group/2011/4/29/1304090943002/Microsoft-Founders-Bill-G-007.jpg

Facebook's Biography

Mark Zuckerberg was born on May 14, 1984,in White Plains, New York. His father, Edward Zuckerberg is a dentist, and his mother, Karen Zuckerberg is a psychiatrist. Mark and his three sisters, Randi, Donna, and Arielle, were raised in Dobbs Ferry, New York, a sleepy, well-off town on the bank of the Hudson River.


http://inventors.about.com/od/Computer-Geek/p/Mark-Zuckerberg.htm

http://www.biography.com/imported/images/Biography/Images/Profiles/Z/Mark-Zuckerberg-507402-1-402.jpg


Twitter's Biography

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.


http://www.biography.com/people/jack-dorsey-578280

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-BJpEd7n6ITc/UH9wWdeUJaI/AAAAAAAAFzQ/Z2sFgC8TkWI/s1600/image.jpg



First Computer Game

In 1952, A.S. Douglas wrote his PhD degree at the University of Cambridge on Human-Computer interaction. Douglas created the first graphical computer game - a version of Tic-Tac-Toe.


http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blcomputer_videogames.htm

https://www.wayneandlayne.com/files/vgs/images/screencaps/tic_tac_toe.png



Product Placement

Over the years, developing video games has become more expensive and so producers have looked toward in-game advertisements to help make extra revenue. In the video game, Burnout Paradise, there are Obama Political ads. This was most likely done as a way to target younger voters.


http://listverse.com/2013/08/04/9-strange-product-placements-in-videogames/


http://www.blogcdn.com/www.autoblog.com/media/2008/10/burnoutparadiseobama.jpg



First Computer

The first computer weighed more than 60,000 pounds and contained more than 18,000 vacuum tubes. It used about 3,600,000 watts.


http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/comeniac.htm



Chess Computer

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


http://www.usefultrivia.com/miscellaneous_trivia/computer_trivia_005a.html

Plankalkul

Konrad Zuse planned to make the first real computer programming language called plankalkül.


http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/725632/Plankalkul


http://www.zib.de/zuse/Inhalt/Programme/Plankalkuel/Plankalkuel-Report/Image8.gif

Online Shopping

In 2011 Ecommerce had $763,200,000,000 online sales.


http://www.statisticbrain.com/total-online-sales/


History of Mathematics

The Sumerians developed the earliest known writing system - a pictographic writing system known as cuneiform script, this has meant that we actually have more knowledge of ancient Sumerian and Babylonian mathematics


http://www.storyofmathematics.com/sumerian.html



School Store

The cookie provider for the dogpound is the company Donabedian. The snack provider is J Polep. The online portal for placing orders is http://66.189.98.220:8150/webapps/usrlogon.pgm


Link to Jpolep: http://jpolep.com/

The orders from Donabedian are made over the phone