Web Quest Scavenger Hunt

By; Kyle Paquin and Pat Gagliardi

Where it all began! Question 1

The earliest known tool for use in computation was the abacus, and it was thought to have been invented in Babylon circa 2400 BC. Its original style of usage was by drawing lines in the sand with pebbles. Abaci, of a more modern design, are still used as calculation tools today.

http://io9.com/the-history-of-early-computing-machines-from-ancient-t-549202742

Picture mania! Question 2

Number 3 What role did texas Instruments play?

From 1969-1977 Texas instruments made technology known as integrated circuit based technology. The first one was demonstrated by Jack Kilby in 1958. It had the worlds fastest processor at the time which was (one million floating operations per second). Of coarse processors are much more modern and a lot faster these days, they are known as chips.

Question 4 Vannevar Bush was born on March 11th 1890

He was the co-founder of Raytheon. He was deeply involved in wartime computer projects. He invented an electromagnetic differential analyzer that used mechanical integrators to help solve differential equations. He later died on June 24th 1974.

Question 5 INTERNET!!!

The internet was first available to the public in 1993.

http://www.itu.int/net/itunews/issues/2009/10/34.aspx

The electronic commerce began in 1991 which is also known as e-commerce.

http://www.itu.int/net/itunews/issues/2009/10/34.aspx

Craigslist! Number 6

The founder was Craig Newmark , He founded craigslist in the year of 1996.

The site was designed as a classified advertisements website along with sections devoted to housing, jobs, personal, for sale, wanted, services, community, resumes, and discussion forms. This sites main purpose is for people to communicate via internet to buy and sell items.

You can access this site any where in the world as long as you have internet. http://www.craigslist.org/about/sites

There is no store front or shopping cart, The site also does not make much money besides selling advertising space. For example it costs 10$ to post an apartment for rent in NYC.

Number 8 Apple co founders

Steve Wozniak and Steve jobs were he founders of apple. Steve Wozniak was born in San Jose California on August 11th 1950, and Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco California on February 24th 1955. They founded apple in 1976 with a man by the name of Ronald Wayne.

Microsoft

Bill Gates and Paul Allen created a partnership called Micro-soft. Gates and Allen worked night and day to complete the first microcomputer Basic. Allen moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico, in January 1975 to become director of software for MITS. Gates dropped out of his sophomore year at Harvard and joined Allen in Albuquerque.

Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes founded Facebook Facebook was Originally called thefacebook. Facebook was founded by former-Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg while at Harvard he ran this project as a hobby of his along with some financial help from Eduardo Saverin. The use of Facebook later spred to more colleges like Yale and Stanford. Before he knew it, Mark Zuckerberg was joined by two other fellow Harvard-students, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes, to help him grow the site to the next level. In August 2005 the domain was purchased for Facebook for 200 thousand dollars. http://mashable.com/2006/08/25/facebook-profile/

Twitter

Jack Dorsy, Evan Williams, Biz Stone and Noah Glass are Twitter's founders. The origins lie in a "daylong brainstorming session" held by board members of the podcasting company Odeo. Dorsey, then an undergraduate student at New York University, introduced the idea of an individual using an SMS service to communicate with a small group. Work on the project started on March 21, 2006. When Dorsey published the first Twitter message it was at 9:50 PM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twitter

First Video Game

William Higinbotham created the first video game ever in 1958. The game was called "tennis for two". The game was created and played on a Brookhaven National Laboratory oscilloscope.

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

NHL 14 has a lot of in game advertisements.

September 14th 2010, The Nielsen Company revealed results which shows the degree to which brand advertisements within video games can boost real life sales. They did the study on behalf of gatorade. They found that in game advertising increased household dollars spent on gatorade rose by 24% and offered a good return investment.

http://investor.ea.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=507251

WALT DISNEY CAROUSEL OF PROGRESS

The ride depicts an Audio Animatronic family appreciating the technological advances of succeeding eras of the 20th century. The ride contains four scenes set around holidays. Starts valentines day and goes till christmas. Each holiday increases in technological advances from Gas lamps to televisions and dishwashers.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney's_Carousel_of_Progress

Question 15, First computer weight.

In todays economy it costs 206,000$ to run per month. It also weighed 17,000 pounds.

The UNIVAC was the first computer.

http://royal.pingdom.com/2012/03/30/univac-computer-infographic/

Question 16, Chess match

In may 1997 chess playing computer called deep blue defeated russian chess grandmaster garry kasparov.

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/deep-blue-defeats-garry-kasparov-in-chess-match

Question 17

Plankalkul was a plan by Konrad Zuse in the 1940's to devise a notational system for writing what today is known as program.

http://www.catb.org/retro/plankalkuel/


ITunes Data

ITunes sells 21.6 million songs per day. The company just recently hit a milestone of 25 billion total songs sold. The iTunes company generated just under $3.7 billion in revenue when the quarter ended on Dec. 29. This is up 22% from the same period last year.

http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/1538108/itunes-crosses-25-billion-songs-sold-now-sells-21-million-songs-a-day

Ancient Culture

The Babylon created the first algorithms, linear equations, and geometric problems under the hammurabi dynasty. http://www.math.tamu.edu/~dallen/masters/egypt_babylon/babylon.pdf


School store

The schools store distributor is j polep.

http://66.189.98.220:8150/webapps/usrlogon.pgm