CS 1 Triumph of the Nerds, Volume 1 Impressing Their Friends

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CS 1


Triumph of the Nerds, Volume 1 Impressing Their Friends


1971


1.
The
microprocessor

allows you to have a mainframe computer on your desk.


Intel

is the company that invented the microprocessor.


1975


2.
The world’s first personal computer was the
Altair 8800

developed at MITS
.


3.
The person who invented the world’s first person computer was
Ed Roberts
.


4.
Bill Gates and Paul Allen of
Microsoft developed the
BASIC

compiler

for the Altair 8800.


1977


5.
The
West Coast

Computer Fair, the biggest co
mputer show in the world, was a place
that computer hardware and software companies displayed their products.


6.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak developed the
Apple
I
I
, the first real packaged
computer that looked like a consumer
electronics product
.


7.
A
venture capitalist

is someone who funds new start
-
up businesses. This is how Intel
and Apple got started.


1979


8.
A
killer application

is a software application that gives the consumer a reason to buy
the computer.


9.
The “killer application” for the A
pple II was the first spreadsheet software,
Visicalc
.


1980


10.
Apple goes public. Steve Jobs says, “It wasn’t that important, because I never did it for
the
money
.”


11.
PC companies were sprouting up all over with Apple having more than 50% of the
mark
et share. There was one company that everyone associated with the word
computing,
IBM
.