ExhibitsTimeline of Computer History19451990

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Dec 1, 2013 (3 years and 7 months ago)

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Revised 8/09

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Scavenger Hunt

Click on the Internet Explorer icon on the desktop.

Type in the following web site address: (
www.computerhistory.org
)

Click on the
E
xhibits
-
Timeline

of Computer History

1945
-
1990
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Click on the date
and scroll down to find the
answer
to
the following questions.

1. In 1990, Microsoft
released Windows 3.0 on






2.


I
n 1988, the movie “Tin Toy” became the first computer
-
animated film to win an
Academy Award. The company that created it was







3.


In 1945, Grace Hopper recorded the first actual com
puter “





”, a moth stuck
between the relays.

4.

In 1948, who coined the term “cybernetics”?






5.

In 1949, the Manchester






computer functioned as a complete system using
the Williams tube for memory.

6.

In 1989, Maxis re
leased






a video game that helped launch a series of
simulators. Other Sims followed in the series, including






,





,
and







7.

In 1983, MIDI which stands for






was introduced at the first North American
Music Manufacturers show in LA.

8.

In 1987, Apple engineer,






d
esigned HyperCar
d, a software tool that
simplifies development of in
-
house applications.

9.

In 1990, the






was born when Tim BernersLee developed HTML.

10.

In 1980,






created the first hard disk drive for microcomputers. It hel
d






megabytes of data.

11.

In 1982, Disney released






one of the first movies to use graphics in movies.

12.

In 1970, Citizens and Southern National Bank in Valdosta, GA, installed the
country’s first






13.

In 1976, Steve Wozniak and






got their start in business by designing the
APPLE I.

14.

In 1946, in February, the public got its first glimpse of the





.

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15.

In 1978, the






flexible disk drive and diskette were introduced by Shugart
and Associates.

16.

In 1978, Texas Instruments, Inc. introduced






a talking learning aid for ages
7 and up.

17.

In 1988, Apple cofounder, Steve Jobs, who left Apple to form his own company,
unveiled the






computer.

18.

In 1977, the Apple II computer contained a cassette tape with the computer game






that produced brilliant color graphics when hooked up to a color tele
vision
set.

19.

In 1984, Apple Computer launched the





,

the first successful mouse
-
driven
computer with a graphics user interface introduced during the 1984 Super Bowl.

20.

In 1975, Bil
l Gates and Paul Allen licensed





,
as the software language for
the Altair.

21.

In 1947, On December 23,






Walter Brattain, and John Bardeen successfully
tested this point
-
contact transistor, setting off the semiconductor revolution.

22.

In 1953, at MIT, Jay Forrester installed magnetic core memory on the






computer.

23.

In 1954, A silicon
-
based junction transistor, perfected by Gordon Teal of Texas
Instruments Inc., brought the price of this component down to $2.50. The
company became a household name
when the first






incorporated Teal's
invention.

24.

In 1961, Fairchild Camera and Instrument Corp. invented the resistor
-
transistor
logic (RTL) product, a set/reset flip
-
flop and th
e first integrated circuit available
as a






chip.

25.

In 1972, Intel invented a microprocessor that could handle both uppercase and
lowercase letters, all 10 numerals,






marks, and a host of other symbols.

26.

In 1994, the






zip disk is released.