Name Janine and Aurianna Period:
7th Web management _
COMPUTER HISTORY INTERNET SCAVENGER HUNT
Directions: Complete the questions below by searching on the Internet. Use this document to type your
answers below the question. Make sure you are only using credible/good sites. Under your answers, copy
and paste the website URL/address where you found the answer at. When you are done, save your work to
your Documents Folder. When finished, either print it out or email it to Mr. Gloyn at [email protected] !
1. What is ARPANET and why is it important?
It was an early packet switching and the first network to implement the protocol suite TCP/IP. It’s
important because it became one of the technical foundations of the Internet.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET
2. Who first coined the term World Wide Web (WWW)?
Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau.
http://www.boutell.com/newfaq/history/inventedweb.html
3. Who wrote the first Internet program?
Tim Berners-Lee
http://www.livinginternet.com/w/wi_browse.htm
4. In what year was the personal computer invented?
In 1975.
http://lowendmac.com/2014/personal-computer-history-the-first-25-years/
5. Who were the inventors of the personal computer?
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_computer
6. What company did they found?
Apple
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Wozniak
7. What came first, Email or the World Wide Web?
Email
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http://www.nethistory.info/History%20of%20the%20Internet/email.html
8. What year was the first all electronic computer introduced and what was it called?
In 1942 and it was called the Atanasoff-Berry Computer or ABC.
http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/?category=cmptr
9. Who first coined the term personal computer and when?
Ed Roberts in 1975.
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm
10. What is QWERTY and who invented it?
QWERTY is the most common modern-day keyboard layout for Latin script. It was invented by
Christopher Latham Sholes.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QWERTY
11. What does WYSIWYG stand for, coined the phrase, and what did they do?
It stands for “What you see is what you get”. The phrase was coined by Flip Wilson. He was an
actor.
http://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/what-you-see-is-what-you-get.html
12. Who invented the computer mouse and what year?
Douglas Engelbart in 1964.
http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/613/the-history-of-the-computer-mouse/
13. Who patented the floppy disk and in what year?
Alan Shugart in 1972.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_floppy_disk
14. What was the size of the first floppy disk?
8 inches across
http://www.howtogeek.com/trivia/what-size-were-the-original-floppy-disks/
15. What were the other 2 sizes of floppy disks?
5 ¼ inches and 3 ½ inches
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floppy_disk
16. What was the first computer, who invented it, and when?
A mechanical computing machine called “analytical engine” invented by Charles Babbage in
1822.
http://www.enotes.com/homework-help/who-invented-computer-288799
17. What is the origin of the term computer bug?
On September 9, 1945 a Harvard technical team looked at Panel F and found a moth between
points in Relay 70 and Grace Hopper wrote a caption in the logbook that said, “First actual case of
bug being found.”
http://www.computerworld.com/article/2515435/app-development/moth-in-the-machine-debugging-the-origins-of--bug-.html
18. What is the percentage of homepages written in English?
30%
http://qz.com/96054/english-is-no-longer-the-language-of-the-web/
19. What is a domain name?
Domain names are used to identify one or more IP addresses and are used in URLs to identify
particular web pages.
http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/D/domain_name.html
20. What does Sputnik have to do with the Internet?
After Sputnik’s launch, many Americans began to think more seriously about science and
technology and schools added courses on subjects like chemistry, physics, and calculus.
http://www.history.com/topics/inventions/invention-of-the-internet
21. What is a Lisa and when did she come out?
Lisa is a personal computer designed by Apple Computer, Inc. in 1983
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Lisa
22. What was IBM’s first computer and what year did it come out?
IBM 5150 in 1981
http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2101426/ibm-pc-ago
23. What was the date that the WWW was introduced to the public?
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August 6, 1991
http://thenextweb.com/insider/2011/08/06/20-years-ago-today-the-world-wide-web-opened-tothe-public/
24. Who coined the term “information Superhighway”?
Al Gore
http://www.networkworld.com/article/2289804/lan-wan/metaphor-mania--the-internet-is--.html
25. What does USB stand for and what is it used for?
It stands for Universal Serial Bus and it’s used to connect a computer to devices
http://etc.usf.edu/techease/win/hardware/what-is-usb/
26. Who first developed Google and when?
Sergey Brin and Larry Page
http://www.biography.com/people/larry-page-12103347
27. What year was the iPod introduced?
2001
http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2395153,00.asp
28. Who founded MySpace and in what year?
MySpace was founded in 2003 by employees of eUniverse.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/29/myspace-history-timeline_n_887059.html
29. Who founded Facebook and in what year?
Mark Zuckerberg along with Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris
Hughes in 2004.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Facebook
30. What year were the following companies founded?
Hewlett Packard: 1939
Apple: 1976
Microsoft: 1975
IBM: 1911
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Dell: 1984
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