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History 150: Living in the Technological Age.

by: Rachel Rusnak

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Date Created: 04/29/16
4/29/16: Living in the Technological Age. Living in the Technological Age. ***test questions***  Technological Age. o Post­1945 world but especially the period since the 1990s.  Computers trace their origin back to WWII.  Designed for mathematical calculations for military services. o Technology and the measurement of ‘development’.  Ownership of a personal computer.  Use of a computer.  Ownership of a call phone.  Electronic Devices and Systems: o 1980s—The personal computer.  IBM PC (1981).  Sold for $1,561 and had 16 kilo bites of memory.  Apple Macintosh (1984).  Sold for $2,500. o The Internet.  Servers included America Online (AOL).  A survey in 1983 found that only 10% of adults in America owned a PC.  Of the people that had computers, only 14% used the internet.  What did Tim Berners­Lee create in 1989? o ...The vision I have for the World Wide Web is about anything being potentially connected with anything.    1990s: The takeoff in the use of personal computers, the internet, and portable cell phones. o A revolution in communication!!! o Apple’s notable devices:  iPod (2001).  iPhone (2007).  iPad (2010). American Teenage Consumerism in the Technological Age.  Data from the Spring 2013 Piper Jaffray Report. o This market research report is about teenagers in America: ages 12­17.  A majority of teens reported that parents provided more than ½ of their spending money.  Teens cited friends as the strongest influence on their purchase decisions. o Electronics:  48% of teens own an iPhone.  51% a tablet computer.  68% an Apple iPad. 1 4/29/16: Living in the Technological Age. o Teen online shopping:  79% of females and c. 75% of males shop on­line.  18% of their spending is on­line.  70% said that they prefer to shop the Web sites of their favorite store­ based retailers.  Top 3 items purchased on line:  1) Clothing.  2) Electronic.  3) Footwear. 2


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