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Triumph of the Nerds: A History of the Computer

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Visit this site: http://www.pbs.org/nerds/

Author:Robert X. Cringely; PBS Online
Description: A companion Web site for the Public Broadcasting System television special hosted by Robert Cringely, "Triumph of the Nerds: The Rise of Accidental Empires." Learn how youthful amateurs, hippies, and self-proclaimed "nerds" accidentally changed the world. Computers have their beginnings back in pre-history, starting with the abacus; this site presents a tour of the history of the computer, from the abacus to the Web. Highlights include Transistors (1947); Doug Engelbart (1968); Apple II (1977); the IBM PC (1981). With 3 program transcripts.

Levels: Elementary, Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Computers, Articles
Math Topics: History and Biography, Computer Science

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