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computer revolution

The tremendous impact computers have on society. There have been four computer revolutions. The first was when computers began to proliferate in the 1960s, which transformed business around the world. The second started in the late 1970s when consumers became computer customers for the first time. Without personal computers, the Internet, the third revolution, would not have flourished. The fourth revolution began with smartphones and tablets. Each revolution changed society in myriad ways. See computer ethics.

The Revolution Behind Everything
The heart of all these revolutions is the integrated circuit, otherwise known as the "chip," which is the most extraordinary invention of the modern era. See active area and chip.
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Gates, whose firm led the computer revolution in the 1990s before donating large sums of money to charity, edged Barack Obama into second.
The presentation is essentially a dual biography of the two men and explication of their discoveries, which are at the heart of the computer revolution.
Just like his computer revolution has put so much power into ordinary people's hands at the touch of a few buttons.
In the 1960s, when he came to Xerox from Ford, Goldman championed the idea of a research lab to explore the coming computer revolution and map out a role for Xerox in it.
A peddler outside the Hengshan Subway Station said that the biography sold like hotcakes, as readers are keen to know more about the American businessman and visionary widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution.
The industrial revolution, and now the computer revolution, have driven up living standards for the vast majority.
Similarly during the computer revolution in Britain, we didn't manage to attract the number of jobs in the way that the Thames Valley did, because we were not able to persuade the companies investing that we had the skills they were looking for.
Apple ignited the personal computer revolution with the Apple II, then reinvented the personal computer with the Macintosh.
THE computer genius who kick-started the home computer revolution has died at the age of 68.
Microsoft began the personal computer revolution with Windows 1.
The HP campus was the former home of Digital in New Hampshire, a company that helped launch the computer revolution with so-called minicomputers, which dominated the industry for years before being outpaced by desktops, otherwise known as the personal computer.
If you think it's hard to imagine one person almost single-handedly creating the personal computer revolution and then recasting himself as an after-school teacher for sixth graders, then obviously you don't know Steve Wozniak too well.

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