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  • What Is The Similarities Between Andrew Carnegie And Bill Gates

    to work,, eventually switching to use steel for the bridges. “Carnegie found bridge building intensely satisfying...Keystone bridges bound the country into one nation” (Edge 58).This love, and passion for building is what led to the rise of the empire called the, Carnegie Steel Company. Which monopolized the industry, and resulted in Carnegie getting millions of dollars. Bill Gate’s path to success was a different path indeed. After finishing high school Bill was accepted into Harvard University. Although Bill was a good student he was constantly coding, and when the Altair 8800 was released Bill dropped out of school altogether to pursue his newest idea. Bill and Paul, moment of boldness and determination, called MITS (the creators of the Altair 8800) and informed them that he had created a version of BASIC for the Altair 8800. “This wasn’t true-it is doubtful if Gates or Allen had even used an Altair by that time-but immediately grabbed the interest of the company” (Lockwood 28). This event, along with dropping out of college, was a bold move that defined his career. In 8 weeks time, Bill and Paul had made this lie a truth, and named this program Micro-Soft (which later dropped the hyphen). Eventually, Bill found that many other programmers were stealing his code, and he set out to ensure all of those who stole, payed. This was the beginning of the future of intellectual property rights. “Microsoft’s source code has always remained “closed”, while other source code…

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  • Digital Forensic Essay

    History The world of computers has rapidly changed since 1975, which is the time the first personal computer ‘The MITS Altair 8800’ was introduced. Before that, computers were just some huge, expensive, heavy equipment. FBI Magnet Media Program, which is now called Computer Analysis and Response Team (CART), is created in 1984, during the next decade, many cyber forensic companies and organizations are founded, such as the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists and…

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  • Steven Levy: Hacker Ethics

    the protests started at MIT against the Vietnam War, as they were contracted through the Department of Defense. Part Two of the book revolves around the hackers that focused on the building of personal computers. Generally, computers started out being very large, needing entire rooms and air conditioners to keep them running. With the creation of the Altair 8800, it allowed a hacker to use a computer in their home for a small sum of $397. The creation of the Altair 8800 brought the idea of a…

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  • The Success Of Bill Gates, Microsoft Inc.

    Mary Gates, was a schoolteacher, University of Washington regent, and chairwoman of United Way International. Gates attended public elementary school and the private Lakeside School. There, he discovered his interest in software and began programming computers at age 13 (Microsoft, 2011). As young teenagers Bill Gates and his childhood friend, Paul Allen, ran a small company called Traf-O-Data and sold a computer to the city of Seattle that could analyze local traffic patterns. In January…

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  • How Did Macintosh Computers Change The Tide Of The Century

    different functions of the computer. In 1975, the Altair 8800, expanded the parameters of the capabilities of computers and had more functions that the Commodore 64. “The Altair 8800 from Micro Instrumentation Telemetry Systems (MITS) of Albuquerque, NM is considered by any to be the first “personal computer” – a computer that is easily affordable and obtainable” (“MITS Altair 8800”). However, there were flaws in its design as it was only a computer component. The Altair was a computer that was…

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  • Bill Gates Accomplishments

    always an intelligent person; he was also always interested in computers. He and one of his high school classmates, Paul Allen, were fascinated with what computers they had, which were not a lot (Schuman 7). They strived to create and evolutionize the use of technology beyond what they had previously been associated with (military and large businesses). They worked on many computers and then one day Ed Roberts gave up on building calculators and switched his sights to computers. Ed Roberts was…

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  • Comparison Of Apple And Steve Jobs

    Apple started in 1965 Steve Jobs had a love for computers, and the same year they started to invent the microchip. In 1974 “ALTAIR 8800” came up, it was the first micro computer, people wanted to buy it so Steve Jobs and Stephen Wolnialc decide to make computers, they started to sell the first computer Apple. In 1978-1980 Apple started to get bigger and popular so all the people thought that Apple was one of the best places to buy computers. Now Apple is one of the best places to buy technology…

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  • Bill Gates Informative Speech

    Melinda Gates Foundation to help people in need. Oh. i’m sorry, i've gotten ahead of myself. Let me start from the beginning. I was born on October 28, 1955 in Seattle Washington. I was the middle child in my family between my sisters, Kristianne and Libby. When I was young, school was rather easy for me. I was never organized but I always managed to pass math and science with ease, although I had more trouble in english and history, mainly geography. I got into Harvard with a SAT score of…

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  • Nt1330 Unit 1 Study Guide

    spent a fraction of a second on each one’s job before moving onto the next. A fast computer could work on many users job at the same time, while creating the illusions that they were receiving its full attention. Printing terminals required that program that character or command line user interface, in which the user typed responses to prompts or typed commands. The interaction scrolled down a roll of paper. Printing terminals were later replaced by video terminals that could only display fixed…

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  • Smart Phones Timeline

    These were considered by many to be one of the first personal computers. In 1966, HP began selling their first computer, the 2116A. It had an instrument controller which enabled users an easier interface to perform functions on it. [1] Timeline: 1970s In 1971, HP began selling their HP-35, which was a handheld computer (calculator) for HP 's employees to make fast calculations on the go. The HP-35 made it possible for HP to become a dominating force in the computer market. This same…

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