Innovators in Computing Hunt
Directions: Use the hypertext links to go to a web site that has the answer. Use the Go or History Menu to return to the hunt web page. If a link is broken, use your Internet research skills to find the information you need to answer the question.
1. Mary Anderson invented the windshield wiper. Edison invented the light bulb. Tesla invented the radio. Bell is credited with inventing the telephone. Bessie Virginia Blount invented several assistive devices to help handicapped people with daily activities.
The Altair is considered the first
2. Name the Steve who invented the first Apple Computer.
3. Marcian "Ted" Hoff's invention drastically changed computing. What did he invent?
4. Doug Engelbart has invented many things that make computing easier for us. Name three.
5. A revolutionary in thinking about computers, he believed
in Man Computer Symbiosis.
What is symbiosis?
In what way(s) have we achieved his vision of symbiosis with computers?
Use you Internet searching skills to answer this question
6. In 1990, Tim Berners-Lee wrote a new language. You
may not speak it or write it.
7. At what age did Bill Gates become interested in computing?
What was his early vision of computing?
By The Way - Bill Gates did not invent the computer. He developed the software BASIC.
8. Your keyboard has its roots in the Typewriter which was invented by
9. In 1958, William
Higinbotham wrote a program that was an interactive display for guests
at Brookhaven National Laboratory.
10. She is credited with being the first computer programmer. Name her. Use your Internet research skills to ascertain the answer.
12. In Oct. 1982, the first CD player hit the shelves. Who came up with the idea for cds?
What was the inventor's motivation?
Use your online research skills to glean the answers:
13. Vinton Gray Cerf has played a vital role in the development of _________________________________.
His role was so important he is called: ___________________________________________________
14. How was the Homebrew Computer Club important in computing history?
Is there a similar group in your school or community? What is the group's name?
15. In 1977, Dennis C. Hayes invented a computer component
that is essential to computer communication.
What does his device do?
16. Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit.
17. Using the resources at the Internet
Society site, select 2 computer or Internet revolutionaries.
Use your online research skills to find the answer.
18. Robert E. Kahn was awarded the National Medal of Technology for
19. Linus Torvalds developed a basic operating system for computers called Linux.
20. Scott E. Fahlman developed something to smile about. What is it?
Enter one here:
21. Steve Jobs' Think Different leadership has changed our lives. Explain.
22. The 2007 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded to Albert Fert and Peter Grunberg for simultaneously and independently
23. Who, would you say, is the "father or mother" of the iPod?
Who would you say made the greatest contribution to computing? Support your answer.
Consider the most recent recipients of "The National Science and Technology Medal".
"Wherever smart people work, doors are unlocked." Steve Wosniak
Look into this: You would not leave a faucet running constantly in case you want to wash your hands.
How Much Juice Is Your Computer Using at Night? - “PCs are not hurt by turning them on and off a few times a day,” said Jonathan Koomey, a project scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. “Economic obsolescence is much more dangerous to PCs than turning them on and off.” Reducing Carbon Footprint Of New Gadgets
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Proof your responses. It is funny how speling errors and typeos sneak in to the bets work.
Tech Tip: Working in a group or in two different places like the library & home? You do not have to be physically together to work together. You do not have to take paper based notes at the library and digitalize them at home.
Perhaps you have the resources to record verbal answers. If you do, be sure to first read / record the question. Then record the answer immediately after it.