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Cyber America History of cyber America: UNIVAC, the Universal Automatic Computer, 1951 IBM PC 1981 World Wide Web 1991 Bill Gates Steve Jobs Continuous partial attention Digital divide Extra Points: Love hate/relationship with technology. Computers in Am imagination-HAL, 2001 -utopian projection on how technology made it killed us NASA missions would not be possible w/o computers. Miraculous but with out human factor are not sufficient Early computers, took operations and computed them. UNIVAC-predicated 1952 election results. IBM began to go into business as business machines in 1960s-typewrtier Development of personal computers big with Altair 880, 1975. Idea of something small and personal, a toy to begin with. Apple II IBM PC, 1981 made by the use of microchips Steve Jobs and Bill Gates-played with Altair in 1970s, both nerds. Also entrepreneurs Individual Inventors who are heroic(Edison), truly American stories Gates a Harvard dropout, bored with academics. Stayed up late and he and Jobs
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