Presentation on theme: "Slides prepared by Cyndi Chie and Sarah Frye/K Stewart 4th A Gift of Fire Fourth Ed Sara Baase Chapter 1: Unwrapping the Gift."— Presentation transcript:
Slides prepared by Cyndi Chie and Sarah Frye/K Stewart 4th A Gift of Fire Fourth Ed Sara Baase Chapter 1: Unwrapping the Gift
What We Will Cover 1.Rapid Pace of Change 2.Change and Unexpected Developments 3.Themes 4.Ethics
1.1 Rapid Pace of Change 1940s: The first computer is built 1956: First hard-disk drive weighed a ton and stored five megabytes 1991: Space shuttle had a one-megahertz computer 2006: Pocket devices hold a terabyte (one trillion bytes) of data 2006: Automobiles can have 100-megahertz computers
The US National Science Foundation has dramatic history of the Internet We need to see if audio is working in this room Did you see Watson on Jeopardy?
Rapid Pace of Change: Discussion Question What devices are now computerized that were not originally? Think back 10, 20, 50 years ago. I will post a Blackboard (Bb) reflection assignment this week that will ask you to place your own timeline over NSF’s Internet timeline – due by 05Sept