Computing History

 

                      Choose one of the topics below (check with your teacher to see if it is already taken)

                      Research and create a slide show presentation on how it has impacted on computing through the years, include the approximate dates, why it is important, pictures, etc..

                      Be sure to document your resources.  See: Citing_References_from_Electronic_Sources

 

1. Early Pioneers, pre-computers - Joesph Jaquard Weaving Loom, Blaise Pascal, William Oughtred, etc
2. Early 'calculating' machines (pre computer)

3. Charles Babbage
4. Early Pioneers in computing - George Boole, Christopher Latham Sholes, August Dvorak, Herman Hollerith, Grace Hopper
5. Eckert & Mauchly, ENIAC & their other early computing machines

6. Other early computing machines

7. Willam Shockley and the transistor
8. Integrated circuit & Chips
9. Early Microcomputers: Altair 8800 microcomputer, TRS-80, Commadore, & other early micro's
10. Paul Allen & Bill Gates
11. Steve Wozniak & Steve Jobs & Apple
12. ARPANET/Internet
13. Supercomputers

14. Programming languages - Fortran, Pascal, Logo, Basic, etc.
15. Pocket/portable/laptop Computers
16. Computer “bug”
17. Spreadsheets & Visicalc

18. Word processors & Word Star

19. Microprocessor
20. Floppy drives/disks & other storage media eg.CD, DVD, memory sticks

21. Hard drives and other large storage devices
22. Computer Memory

23. Microsoft Windows

24. Microsoft other software(not windows)
25. Apple operating systems

26. Personal Computers
27. Video and/or Audio editing, recording
28. Computer Gaming consoles

29. Computer Gaming software
30. Computer Animation - Pixar, ILM, etc.

31. IBM

32. Other computer companies (Novell, Xerox, Hewlett Packard, etc.)

33. Web browsers - Mosaic, Firefox, IE , Chrome, etc.

34. PDA's - Apple Newton, Blackberry, etc.

35. Internet Search engines -DogPile, AltaVista, Yahoo, Google, etc.

36. Email -Eudora, Elm, Pine, Hotmail, etc.
37. Computer viruses & Hacking
38. Cell phones, Smart phones

39. Laptops, Netbooks

40. Tablets - iPad, etc.

41. MP3 players - iPod, etc.

42. Social networking

43. Other topic- approved by your teacher

 

Criteria for Slide show.