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Micro-Lessons Level 4: Communication

Micro-Lessons Level 4: Communication

CT4.00 - Hello Sophia

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Where we are today and how we communicate with hardware is the best place to start a journey backwards.

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CT4.01 - A Brief History of Communication

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A short and sweet big picture understanding of the history of electronic forms of communication.

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CT4.02 - First forms of Communication

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Captain Caveman, Fred Flintstone, Grug Crood: Our early (fictional) communicators.

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CT4.03 - First forms of Written Communication

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From cave paintings to Cuneiform

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CT4.04 - Hieroglyphics and Computing

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The Rosetta Stone and Heiroglyphics

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CT4.05A - The Need to Count

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Computers are everywhere but how did we come to need them so much?

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CT4.05B - Introducing ZERO

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It might seem like an obvious piece of any numerical system, but the zero is a surprisingly recent development in human history.

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CT4.06A - Writing Systems of the World

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A brief outline of 51 different writing systems from around the world, divided into 6 types

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CT4.06B - First Alphabet

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The Phoenicians develop an alphabet: Abjad ​

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CT4.07 - Greeks and Communication

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The need for faster communication develops

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CT4.08 - Paper

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Okay these stone tablets are heavy. We need something better.

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CT4.09 - Books

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Introducing the printing press and mass production of printed material.

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CT4.10A-Semaphores

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Before we had telegraph lines, we had the Semaphore telegraph

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CT4.10B - Maritime communication

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Ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication

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CT4.11 - Jacquard's Loom

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Inspiring early computing.

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CT4.12 - Punch Cards

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Punch Cards and weaving patterns.

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CT4.13 - Telegraph

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The telegraph - Dots and Dashes. Where the Zero and One got inspiration.

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CT4.14 - Morse Code

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Dit-Dah Dot-Dash Short-Long

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CT4.15 - The Pony Express

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Big changes are coming. Farewell Pony Express. Hello Telegraph Lines

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CT4.16 - Industrial Revolution

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Goodbye agrarian and handicraft economy. Hello industry and machine manufacturing.

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CT4.17 - First Hardware: Charles Babbage

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The father of Computing.

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CT4.18 - First Software: Ada Lovelace

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The mother of Computer Programming

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CT4.19 - Thomas Edison

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The Wizard of Menlo Park

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CT4.20 - Alexander Graham Bell

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The inventor of the telephone

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CT4.21A - Marconi? Tesla? Radio

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Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and a radio telegraph system.

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CT4.21B - Hollerith Tabulating Machine

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Before we had the we had IBM, we had the Hollerith tabulating machine.

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CT4.21C - Typewriters

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You will be surprised to find that the Typewriter has been in the works since the 1700's.

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CT4.22 - Television

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Electronic television is based on the development of the cathode ray tube - CRT

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CT4.23-Alan Turing

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The Father of Artificial Intelligence

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CT4.24 -The Universal Computer

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Alan Turing introduces us to the idea of on and off as a way to represent, well anything.

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CT4.25 - Vacuum Tubes

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The year is 1939 and Electronicmechanical technology ends and Electronic Computation begins. This is an era of change.

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CT4.26 - The First Computer Startup

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Who made the first "REAL" digital computer?

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CT4.27 - First programming language

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With the first computer also comes the FIRST computer programming language.

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CT4.28 - The Turing Test

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Can machines think?

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CT4.29 - Bletchley Park

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Not La-La-Bomba but Bombe which is the machine that helped bring a halt to World War 2.

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CT4.30 - The Big Debate

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The race was on. Who would hold the title of building the first fully electric programmable computer?

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CT4.31 - Von Neuman Architecture

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Still alive today, the Von Neuman Architecture designed in 1945 is yet to be challenged.

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CT4.32 - Digital Displays

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Pictures are worth a thousand words. The first computer to use video displays for output, the whirlwind.

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CT4.33 - The Digital Explosion

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Changing the World. 1947 - Hello transistor. Farewell Vacuum Tubes. The transistor replaces the less-suitable vacuum tube.

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CT4.34 - First Video Game

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Tennis for Two (1958) One of the first sports video game that simulates a game of tennis.

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