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Which two men were responsible for the creation of BASIC?

John Kemeny and Thomas E. Kurtz

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The Dartmouth BASIC timesharing system was built around which computer?

General Electronic 235

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How much money did Kenneth Olsen get to start DEC?

$70,000

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What does SAGE stand for?

Semi-Automated Ground Environment

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5

Who proposed Time-Sharing?

Fernando Corbato

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6

What was Project Whirlwind?

Flight Simulator

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Who Cofounded Intel with Robert Noyce?

Gordon Moore

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Who invented the Intel 4004 Microprocessor?

Ted Hoff

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Founder of Microsoft?

Bill Gates

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Who Co-Developed BASIC for Personal Computers?

Paul Allen

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Who was the Co-Creator of VisiCalc (early spreadsheet)

Daniel Bricklin

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12

Who created the Harvard Mark I?

Howard Aiken

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The architect of the IBM PC

William C. Lowe

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What's the name of Adam Smith's 1776 book?

The Wealth of Nations

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Best selling desktop computer of all time?

Commodore 64

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How much memory did the Altair's 8800 have?

256 bytes

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Who helped Bill Gates develop a version of the BASIC compatible with Altair's Intel 8080 processor?

Paul Allen

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Who invented the Difference and Analytical Engine?

Charles Babbage

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MITS, creators of the Altair 8800, was located on which city?

Albuquerque, New Mexico

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20

XEROX was the market leader for which industry?

Copy Machine Industry

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Name of the demonstration that introduced the computer mouse?

"Mother of all All Demos"

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What computer network did Norm Abramson create?

ALOHAnet

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Who is most remembered for the idea that proofs cannot be automated aafter studying the Entscheidungsproblem?

Alan Turing

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What was the first long distance telegraph message?

What Hath God Wrought

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What were original programmers called?

Operators

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German engineer binary aritmetic

Konrad Zuse

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Who wrote "On the Economy of Machinery & Manufacturers" ?

Babbage

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Who developed TCP/IP?

Vint Cert and Bob Khan

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Tabulating machine for census

Herman Hollerith

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What was the quintessential minicomputer?

PDP-11

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Who was the first computer programmer?

Ada Lovelace

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How much did the PDP-8 cost?

$18,000

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Romantic poet, Ada Lovelace's father

Lord Byron

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Which two men developed TCP / IP ?

Vint Cert and Bob Kahn

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What inspired Herman Hollerith's cardstock system for the census?

The organette

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What does PDP stand for?

Programmed Data Processor

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What are the three essential characteristics of a computer?

1. Memory

2. Programmability

3. Conditional Branching

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How heavy was the Mark 1? (Harvard)

5 tons

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What does BASIC stand for?

Beginner's All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code

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How long did the 1880 census take to process?

7 years

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What college did Konrad Zuse graduate from?

The technical college of Berlin-Charlottenburg

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Which labs created the C programming language?

AT&T Bell Labs

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Anastoff-Berry Computer (ABC)

John Antanasoff

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How many typewriters did Philo Remington first produce?

1,000 typewriters

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What two people developed BASIC?

John Kemeny and Thomas E.Kartz

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Manager of OS/36O

Fred Brooks

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What company was mass producing typewriters in the late 19th century?

Remington

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What is conditional branching?

if/then statements

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Who invented integrated circuit 8 and started intel?

Robert Noyce and Jake Kilby

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Creator of CLU programing language- popularized object oriented programing?

Barbara Liskov

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51

What is the difference between electronic and electrical?

"electric" refers to anything related to electricity or the flow of electric charge, while "electronic" refers to devices or systems that utilize or manipulate electricity to perform specific functions, such as computers, smartphones, or televisions.

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Created Smalltalk programing language and object-oriented programming?

Alan Kay

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Who founded IBM?

Thomas J Watson

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What time-sharing system did Fernando Corbato build?

CTSS (compatible time-sharing system)

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Developed store and forward packet switching for computer networks

Leonard Kleinrock, Paul Baran, Donald Davies

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Who invented the Ethernet for highspeed local area networks?

Robert Metacalfe

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Project leader for Whirlwind

Jay Forrester

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Who founded the Harvard Mark I?

IBM

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What is binary arithmetic?

The digits 0-1

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First commercially successful coin-operated video game console?

Pong

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Created LISP programming

John McCarthy

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WHat was the first PC released by MIT?

Altair 8800

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What two networks merged into NSFNET?

CS Net and BITNET

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mathematician who joined ENIAC team and added "stored program."

John Von Newman

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What is NCR short for?

National Cash Register Company

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What network was used in France?

Minitel

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What did Rona Kardex Company produce before merging with Remington?

Filing cabinets and vertically hanging folders

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Developed of CTSS- time sharing system at MIT

Fernando Corbato

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What 2 companies made Remington Rand?

Remington Typewriter Company (RTC) & Rand Kardex Co. (RKC)

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What processor did windows 3.0 utilize?

Intel 80386 chip

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Creates Arpanet?

J-C-R Licklider

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What does PDA stand for?

personal digital assistant

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What did people refer to Blackberry phones as?

Crack berries

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Who directed Xerox parc lab?

Robert Taylor

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Designer of the Apple II computer?

Steve Wozniak

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Founder of Digital Research and creator of CP/M operating system

Gary Kildall

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What was the first practical stored program computer?

EDSAC

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Founder of Apple & Next

Steve jobs

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Creators of TCP/IP Protocol

Vint Cert & Bob Kahn

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Created M5-DOS

Tim Patterson

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Developed BASIC

John Kemeny & Thomas Kurtz

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Created Intergrated Circuit and founded Intel

Robert Noyce and Jack Kilby

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Invented computer mouse

Douglas Englebart

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army officer who helped get funding for ENIAC

Herman Goldstine

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Founder of Digital Equipment Corporation- developed mini computers

Kenneth Olsen

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What network was used in Hawaii?

Alohanet

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Director of PARC research team

Robert Taylor

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What video game company branched out into general-purpose computing in 1974?

Atari

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Architect of Apple II

Steve Wazniak

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Developed UNIX

Ken Thompson & Dennis Ritchie

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Created Alohanet

Norm Abramson

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Creator of Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg

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Central part of an operating system, the part that all other programs connect to

Kernel

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HTML?

Hypertext Markup Language

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How long did the U.S. v. Microsoft case last?

2 years

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Who coined the term "hypertext"?

Ted Nelson

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What company hired members of AI Lab to develop the Lisp Machine?

Symbolics

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Comapany that made Walkman

Sony

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What is Moore's Law?

The number of transistors that can fit on a processor will double every two years

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Legendary entrepreneur Jim Clark was known for founding what company?

Silicon Graphics

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