1944 - A "Bug" is born!
Grace Hopper is responsible for the term 'bug' for a computer fault. The original 'bug'was a moth which caused a
hardware fault in the Mark I. Hopper was the first person to 'debug' a computer. She is pictured here with Howard Aiken who supervised the engineering team that developed the Mark I at Harvard. The Mark I was completed in 1949.
I think knowing this is important because it shows how our language continues to change to reflect our world.
Find out more about the contributions of Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper.
2002- A new Apple is developed
In 2002 Apple releases its third generation iMac in teal with a built-in microphone. Sudents take it to class, and it records the lecture so that the student can organize the lecture to meet his/her learning style. Wishful thinking?