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1 Slides prepared by Cyndi Chie and Sarah Frye/K Stewart 4th A Gift of Fire Fourth Ed Sara Baase Chapter 1: Unwrapping the Gift

2 What We Will Cover 1.Rapid Pace of Change 2.Change and Unexpected Developments 3.Themes 4.Ethics

3 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

4 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?

5 Watson’s mistake

6 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


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