Information Technology History

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In 1975 the first microcomputer was introduced. Each year, computer technology undergoes sweeping and dramatic transformations. For many students, it is difficult to comprehend these changes because they occur so quickly and often go unnoticed. Students need stories of the past to understand the present, and giving them such stories is the point of this lesson. These links allow students to become acquainted with the technological advances over the past 20 years and their influences on our world.

Technology in Australia 1788 - 1988

The Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering has made its very comprehensive reference volume, "Technology in Australia 1788-1988", available for on-line browsing. Access to the reference volume can also be reached from the ATSE home page at http://www.atse.org.au

Smithsonian Computer History

The Smithsonian Institution offers online exhibits, an archive of major documents, and other resources relating to the history of computer technology.

Free On-Line Dictionary of Computing 

Students should read the following articles in Encarta Encyclopaedia.

Computer

Jobs, Steven

Windows

Gates, William Henry, III

Bus (computer)

Students should also look at the following Web sites:

Apple

IBM

Microsoft

 

 

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