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CMCClass05.key (1) - CS 151: Computer-Mediated...

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CS 151: Computer-Mediated Communication Class 5: CMC History part 4: Early CMC Modes Tim Groeling (Groeling@ucla.edu) Today’s Plan Announcements Weds: Meet at Boelter Hall 3420, not here. Sent out links to remaining portions of video (note skippable portions). Syllabus reviews uploaded to site? (Don’t tell group you’re reviewing them: blinded peer review) Leaders will Fll out within-group evals after Fnishing both projects (if there’s demand for evals of leaders, let me know) Today: Have personal computers and the Internet. What do people build on that? Lot of modern innovations (iPad, social networking, chat, texting, online gaming) have pretty old roots.
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The (unexpected) Rise of Personal Computers Even after the “personal” computer was invented, most people were surprised that anyone would want one. Famous quote: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.” Ken Olson, president, chairman and founder of Digital Equipment Corporation (1977). Dynabook Proposed by Alan Kay in 1968 Never built Wanted it to have page-sized 1 million pixel display 2-pound slate Long battery life, graphical interface, and easy access to digital media. Targeted at children. OLPC, Kindle, iPad
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Internet Infrastructure: Waiting to be Used Telephone: Early computer networks used the existing telephone network’s infrastructure. Digital computers: widespread adoption for other uses put basic infrastructure in place for Internet. Wasn’t put in place to foster internet: Byproduct. 1981 KRON (San Francisco) Newscast
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E-mail First “Killer App” for networked computers. Popular despite ARPAnet’s restriction to
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