Web Quest Scavenger Hunt

By David Gaudet


  • Invented around 500 BCE
  • Invented by Greeks
  • Used for counting
  • Some modern abacuses are larger and have more rows and columns

IBM 701

  • 1953

Univac II

  • 1957


  • 1959

Atari 400

  • 1979

Commodore 64

  • 1982

Texas Instruments

  • Produced the worlds first silicon transistor for commercial use in the 1950s
  • Helped invent the integrated circuit in 1958
  • Number one handheld calculator supplier in the U.S.

January 29, 1907

  • Lee De Frost files patent #879,532 for vacuum tube triode. Later used as an electronic switch in the first electronic computer.

The Internet

  • In 1989 the first dialup ISP in the United States, The World, was created
  • Amazon, Ebay, and Craigslist went online in 1995


  • Created by Steve Huffman and Alexis Ohanian, in 2005
  • It is a social media website that provides news, entertainment, and more in a bulletin board system. Users can submit links to other things or too their own content. Posts are voted on, and posts with more votes end up higher in the website, where they end up being viewed by more people.
  • It is multilingual, so it can be accessed anywhere
  • It does sell merchandise related to the website, but the primary purpose of the website is not to sell products.
  • They make a profit from donations, advertisements, and investments.
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Microsoft Co-Founders

• Bill Gates founded microsoft in 1975 and it is now worth $290 billion

Bill Gates

  • “William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, and computer programmer. In 1975, Gates and Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company.”
  • $79 billion net worth

Paul Allen

  • $18.1 billion net worth

Apple Co-Founders

Steve Jobs

  • “Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Computers with Steve Wozniak. Under Jobs' guidance, the company pioneered a series of revolutionary technologies, including the iPhone and iPad.”
  • Worth about $10 billion

Steve Wozniak

  • $100 million net worth

Facebook Co-Founders

Mark Zuckerberg

  • During his time at Harvard he created a social networking site called Facebook. This made him one of the youngest billionaires.
  • $46 billion net worth

Eduarda Saverin

  • $7.2 billion

Dustin Moskovits

  • $9.3 billion

Chris Hughes

  • $450 million

Twitter Co-Founders

Jack Dorsey

  • 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.
  • $2.3 billion

Evan Williams

  • $1.7 billion

Biz Stone

  • $200 million

First Computer Game

  • Tennis
  • Invented October 1958

Product Placement

  • In the Tony Hawk skateboarding video games there is a lot of product placement. The boards are certain brands, and so are the skate shoes.

Carousel of Progress

  • It shows the past, present, and future of technology

First Computer

  • Weighed 1 ton
  • Uses 7.5 kW of electricity

Deep Blue

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


  • It was a programming language designed in 1940 by Karl Zues for engineering purposes

iPhone Sales

Apple sold about 400k iphones a day in 2012

Old-Babylonian Dynasty

An ancient culture, under the Hammurabi dynasty (1800-1600B.C) who developed the first algorithms for excavations, linear equations, and geometric problems

Chapter 10 of "Geography of India"

  • By Prithvish Nag, Smita Sengupta
  • It discusses landuse


Ifrah, Georges (2001). The Universal History of Computing: From the Abacus to the Quantum Computer. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Huddleston, John. Binary Abacus. Digital image. John Huddleston – Silversmith. N.p., n.d.

Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

IBM 701. Digital image. Computerhistory.org Computer History Meuseum, n.d. Web. 20 Mar.


Sperry UNIVAC 1108 (1964). Digital image. Mikanet.com. The Baby Boomer EMuseum, n.d.

Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

GENIAC Electric Brain Construction Kit and Spare Parts. Digital image.Computerhistory.org. Computer History Meuseum, n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

Nkary. Atari 400/800. Digital image. Iamretro.gr. Iamretro, 1 Nov. 2012. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.

Commodore 64 - 1982. Digital image. Oldcomputers.net. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.
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