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Aren't they both the same thing? Not at all. Learn why.
The 4 core concepts needed to start thinking computationally
Decomposition: What is it and how and when to apply.
Abstraction: What is it and how and when to apply.
Pattern Recognition: What is it and how and when to apply.
Algorithms: What are they? How and when do we use them?
Computer or not a Computer? That is the question we will answer.
Core components of most computing devices.
The brains of a computer, and how they work.
The brains of a computer, and how they are manufactured.
Motherboards and Circuit Boards
Understanding the different ways computers remember things.
Computers are great at remembering things but there are also things that aren't important to remember forever. We call these temporary things short term memory.
Short term memory comes in several forms. Let's learn about RAM.
Short term memory comes in several forms. Let's learn about the different types.
Computers are great at remembering things and never forgetting them, but how does that work?
What are hard disk drives ("HDD") and how are they different from RAM?
How are hard disk drives fabricated?
Solid State drives, the more modern storage method.
Are standard computers good enough for video games?
GPU vs Graphics Card, what's the difference?
Laptop? Desktop? Chromebooks? Let's understand the different kinds of computers and brands.
Is it Christmas? Is it a birthday or maybe it's just time for school and you must have a computer. What to know before any trip to the Computer stores.
You may hear the word, "Server" all the time but what does it really mean?
Mathematics, Computing, Science and many more discipliines will use the ideas of giving input and receving output.
Learn to quickly identify if a device is giving or producing content.
What is Software? Let's define it.
Putting it all together. Big picture = Hardware + an operating system + applications + users
We talk about 'apps' all time time but this has a large meaning.
A quick skim of what browsers are, widely used browsers used and key elements they all have in common.
What is a database?
Where we are today and how we communicate with hardware is the best place to start a journey backwards.
A short and sweet big picture understanding of the history of electronic forms of communication.
Captain Caveman, Fred Flintstone, Grug Crood: Our early (fictional) communicators.
From cave paintings to Cuneiform
The Rosetta Stone and Heiroglyphics
Computers are everywhere but how did we come to need them so much?
It might seem like an obvious piece of any numerical system, but the zero is a surprisingly recent development in human history.
A brief outline of 51 different writing systems from around the world, divided into 6 types
The Phoenicians develop an alphabet: Abjad
The need for faster communication develops
Okay these stone tablets are heavy. We need something better.
Introducing the printing press and mass production of printed material.
Before we had telegraph lines, we had the Semaphore telegraph
Ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication
Inspiring early computing.
Punch Cards and weaving patterns.
The telegraph - Dots and Dashes. Where the Zero and One got inspiration.
Big changes are coming. Farewell Pony Express. Hello Telegraph Lines
Goodbye agrarian and handicraft economy. Hello industry and machine manufacturing.
The father of Computing.
The mother of Computer Programming
The Wizard of Menlo Park
The inventor of the telephone
Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and a radio telegraph system.
Before we had the we had IBM, we had the Hollerith tabulating machine.
You will be surprised to find that the Typewriter has been in the works since the 1700's.
Electronic television is based on the development of the cathode ray tube - CRT
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