History of Computing/Parts of the Computer
6. (1 pt apiece = 11 pts)
a. Who solved the problem of the census of 1890? __________________________________
b. The first "programmer" was _________________________________________________.
c. The first high-level programming language was ________________________________.
d. Which is the oldest of the following processing devices? (put a check next to the oldest)
_______ integrated circuits ______ vacuum tubes ______ transistors
e. Where did we get the term "debugging"? _______________________________________
f. What does GUI stand for? ____________________________________________________
g. Personal computers, also known as microcomputers, began to appear in (circle one answer):
a) 1950's b) 1960's c) 1970's d) 1990's e) 2000's
h. What is Grace Hopper known for? _____________________________________________
i. What is Charles Babbage known for? ___________________________________________
j. What is the ALU? __________________________________________________________
k. What is the difference between storing something in RAM and storing it on the hard disk?