IDIS 110 Foundations of Information Technology. Professor Jeff Nyhoff Department of Computer Science Fall 2006. Super Bowl Commercial, 1984. “Why 1984 won’t be like 1984 ” . 1981 : IBM released the IBM “ PC ” – a “ personal computer ” You could have your OWN computer !
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IDIS 110Foundations of Information Technology
Professor Jeff Nyhoff
Department of Computer Science
IBM PC’s operating system:Microsoft’s DOS
“command line interface”
- cryptic commands
This is “personal computing” ?
“GUI” = “Graphical User Interface”
- “point and click”
Steve Jobs, Apple Co-Founder:“a computer for the rest of us…”
“Most of today’s college students have had so much experience using computers that a course like this is a waste of time…”
= the ability to employ computer technology
but IDIS 110 is not just a computer skills course…
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