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  1. 1. How the World Works Inquiry <ul><li>By Alex Liang </li></ul>
  2. 2. Question How have computers evolved over time and how have they impacted on the natural world?
  3. 3. All decision, research and organizing processes are all in my learning journal on Knet Also, I’ll be clicking like last time, but less.
  4. 4. Part 1-The evolution of the computer ( 1980- Present) computer ( 1980- Present) I’m not going to go further into the past for 2 reasons- 1) This awesome slideshow will take too long to present 2) There was pretty much nothing too interesting before 1980 The following slides not only have the history of computers, but also software. Actual computers are very complicated, because its mostly the evolution of microprocessors. Because of that, I excluded all of the very-hard-to-understand things, like microprocessors. I’m also going to miss some years since nothing happened that year and people will get bored. I will probably only do 1 or 2 “facts” per year to make sure you guys don’t fall asleep. These facts will be arranged in order from past to present.
  5. 5. 1980- 1985 <ul><li>1980- The IBM 3380 hard disk system was created. IBM created many models of this, but the base model stored only 2.5 GB of data. </li></ul><ul><li>1981- Osbourne 1- The first portable computer, created by Adam Osbourne </li></ul><ul><li>1984- Apple launched the Macintosh, the first *successful* mouse- driven ( meaning you could use the mouse) computer with a graphic user interface </li></ul><ul><li>1985- The C++ programming language emerged as the main object-oriented language in the computer industry </li></ul>
  6. 6. 1986- 1990 <ul><li>1986- Pixar was founded (irrelevant, but interesting) </li></ul><ul><li>1989- Sims City was released </li></ul><ul><li>1990- The World Wide Web was born!!! </li></ul><ul><li>1990- Microsoft shipped their Windows 3.0 on May 22nd </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1991-1995 <ul><li>1991- Linux was designed </li></ul><ul><li>1993 - The Mosaic web browser was created </li></ul><ul><li>1994 - Yahoo was founded by Jerry Yang and David Filo </li></ul><ul><li>1995- The first wiki is created </li></ul><ul><li>1995- Java is introduced </li></ul>
  8. 8. 1996-2000 <ul><li>1996- Google is first developed by Sergey Brin and Larry Page </li></ul><ul><li>1997- The Png standard is introduced ( the picture format thing) </li></ul><ul><li>1998- Bill Gates is hit in the face with a pie!! </li></ul><ul><li>1999- Internet Explorer is released by Microsoft </li></ul><ul><li>2000- Windows 2000 was released </li></ul>
  9. 9. 2001-2005 <ul><li>2001- Wikipedia is founded </li></ul><ul><li>2001- Mac OSX Cheetah and Puma is introduced </li></ul><ul><li>2001- iPods are introduced by Apple </li></ul><ul><li>2001- Windows XP is created </li></ul><ul><li>2002- Mac OSX Jaguar and Panther is introduced </li></ul><ul><li>2003- The iTunes Store is opened </li></ul><ul><li>2004- Facebook was launched!!! </li></ul><ul><li>2004 - Firefox was launched </li></ul><ul><li>2005- YouTube comes online!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. 2006-Present <ul><li>2006-Xbox 360 is released! </li></ul><ul><li>2006- Skype hits 100 million users! </li></ul><ul><li>2006- Intel releases the Core2 Duo Processor </li></ul><ul><li>2006- PS3 is released! </li></ul><ul><li>2006- The GIF picture format officially becomes free </li></ul><ul><li>2008- Apple introduces their newest iMacs and OSX 10.6 </li></ul><ul><li>2009/2010/2011- Too much new things!! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Part 2- Impacts on the Natural World I’m not going to include EVERYTHING, since I don’t have much time left, but these are the main impacts, good and bad. <ul><li>The installation of fibre optic cables ( for high speed internet) requires you to dig holes underground, resulting in the destruction of seeds and/or roots, natural underground habitats, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers and their components take lots of resources to make. Important and limited resources. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s obvious that computers are made by machines in factories. This results, inevitably, in global warming from the smoke that the factories produce. </li></ul><ul><li>Charging computers takes lots of electricity, therefore resulting in Global Warming. </li></ul><ul><li>Now for the good stuff- not natural impacts, but sort of. You guys can figure out yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers help in many different professions, like medical, science, biology, maths, just to name a few. </li></ul><ul><li>Computers now have artificial intelligence, making them useful in advanced robots. </li></ul><ul><li>Mankind would be nowhere without computers, as they can do pretty much everything required in order for humans to advance into a new generation of technology. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thanks for Watching/ Listening! <ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Social Network (the movie) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.computerhope.com/history/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.computerhistory.org/timel ine/ </li></ul><ul><li>Dad </li></ul>

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