The Quad Cities Connection to the invention of the Computers
Blog Post – John Atanasoff conceived some very important concepts of technology that is still relevant today (binary, memory, boolean logic). The court ruling of Sperry Rand (ENIAC) vs. Honeywell – IBM (ABC – patent dispute), ultimately said, no one owns these ideas and declared previous patents null and void, resulting in anyone using this information to create their own computers (phones, tablets, etc.). Without this ruling, all licensing of these concepts would have had to go through Sperry Rand. Since then technology and technology companies have flourished (and some have come and gone).
Write a post answering the following questions: 1) Who do you think benefited most from this ruling? 2) Who was the most influential person in the evolution of technology as we know it today? Be sure to elaborate and explain your opinions.
Early Calculating Devices – by Mr. Bohnsack
This is a Computer
History of Computers (oldcomputers.net)
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Introduction video to Disk Space Worksheet (3:48)
Drive_space_worksheet (word doc) here.
Drive_space_worksheet (pdf) here.
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Computer_Compare_2.0 (pdf-right click and open this in a new tab.)
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