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HIST150 Living in the Technological Age

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HIST150 Living in the Technological Age History 150

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Date Created: 04/30/16
HIST 150 Living in the Technological Age Background • Making a transition of industrial age to technological age—Age (post-1945 world but especially the period since the 1990s) • Technology and the measure ment of ‘development’ o 3/12 categories have to do with technology now o Ownership of PC o Use of internet o Ownership of cellphone Electronic Devices and Systems • War lead to development of computer for mathematical problems • U.S Department of Defense of 1969 created the first internet system computer network • IBM built computers for the gov. • 1964—IBM makes mainframe computers for b usinesses • Banks and retail use computers to store data Personal Computer (PC) • First PC sold in 1981 • Stored data on floppy disks • 16kb of memory Apple (found in 1976) • Introduced the Macintosh in 1984 Statistics • A survey in 1983 found tha t only 10% of adults in America owned a PC • Of the 10%, only 14 use the internet • AOL (American Online) —the internet servers Tim Berners-Lee • Created the World Wide Web in 1989 • “When I first began to think about a software program that eventually gave rise to the _______, I named it Enquire, short for Enquire Within upon Everything, a musty old book of Victorian advice I noticed as a child in my parents’ house outside of London. With its titl e suggestive of magic, the book served as a portal to a world of information, everything from how to remove clothing stains to tips on investing money. Not a perfect analogy for the ____ but a starting point.” • The vision I have for the __ _______ is about anything being potentially connected with anything.” Expanded the use of computers • *****1990s—the takeoff in the use of personal computers, the internet, and portable cell phones; a revolution in communication • Apple’s notable devices: iPod (2001); iPhone (2007); iPad (2010) Data from the Spring 2013 Piper Jaffray Report • This market research report is about TEENAGERS (ages 12 -17) in America • A majority of teens reported that parents provided more than 1/2 of their spending money • Teens sighted friends as the strongest decisions over their purchases • Electronics: c. 48% of teens own an iPhone; c. 51% a tablet computer; c. 68% an Apple iPad • Teens spend 14X more of their money on food; 8X more on books an d clothes; and twice as much on the entertainment super-category, which includes electronics, movie tickets, concerts, and video games. • Top 3 items purchased on line: 1) clothing 2) electronics 3) footwear


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