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“This Is A Computer” Provides Some Tech History

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This is a Computer is a post from Read Write Web that provides several multimedia examples of technology from the past that preceded what we now consider computers.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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  1. This is great. And it reminded me of something that struck me in near-sleep this morn.

    How many 20-year-olds today know what a transistor is? I don’t mean know that it’s a P-N-P junction of doped semi-conductors where chasm-leaping particles perform quantum-mechanical miracles.

    I mean, how many have even heard the word and can point to it’s uses?

    One suspects the number is close to the number of students who have seen a rotary phone.

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