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Building a loom for weaving information.
Writing a programming language for the Internet.
Designing a mechanical computing device that was programmable.
Working with Ada Lovelace on a mechanical organ.
Creating the WWW.
Founding the organization that sets standards for the Internet.
Devising a way to send information over the Internet.
Creating a functioning e-mail system.
Founding Apple and leading the Macintosh team.
Battling Bill Gates over Windows.
Developing the sound manager program used in Linux.
Developing the graphical user interface.
The development of personal computers.
The development of the first electronic computers.
The development of the first graphical user interfaces.
The development of the Internet.
The formation of Atari who released Pong the first successful arcade game.
The release of Pac-Man on home computers.
The development of the first hypertext game called Spacewar.
The development of the first adventure game on PDP-10 by Will Crowther.
The release of the Apple Macintosh, the first successful PC with a GUI.
The release of the Apple II, the first successful PC for the home market.
The release of Pong, the first successful arcade game.
The release of Windows, the first graphical user interface.
The World Wide Web
The release of the first version of MS Windows.
The release of the IBM PC.
The installation of the first IMP.
The creation of the first Internet standards body.
A computer can load and store programs.
On a computer information is stored in a digital form.
A computer is a specialized device that can run only one program.
A computer can perform calculations on data.
A computer is a digital device.
A computer is simply a fancy calculator.
A computer is anything that can run programs.
An adding machine is a type of computer.
UNIX Multiuser Computer
Personal Digital Assistant
Personal Digital Assistant
All personal computers run Windows.
A personal computer can be used for desktop publishing.
Personal computers are made by companies like Apple, IBM, Dell, and Compaq.
Personal computers can be used to control robots.
You should be able to connect to your bank account with it.
You should be able to control household appliances with it.
You should be able to plug it in, turn it on, and it should work.
You should be able to install different operating systems.
Jobs and Wozniak
Allen and Gates
Mauchly and Eckert
Lovelace and Babbage
The need for the Internet
The success of the first computers like the ENIAC
The need for a central computing facility to coordinate military activities
The launch of Sputnik
No, the developers wanted to find a way to share computing resources.
No, the developers wanted to give people access to military software.
Yes, the developers wanted to build a communications system that could withstand a nuclear attack.
Yes, the developers wanted to increase the productivity of home workers.
It was one of the first computers to use the Intel 8080 chip.
It was the first minicomputer.
It was the first affordable personal computer.
It was the first game computer.