Microcomputer Applications for Business and Economics
CGS 2100
Fall 2017


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Technology in History

Most histories of computing leave out the contributions of the American number theorists in the early 20th century who constructed specialized computing devices.

The most prominent of these were Derrick Norman Lehmer and Derrick Henry Lehmer.

Here are a few web pages with information about their computing devcies:

A recent talk given by Arjen Lenstra

Lehmer Factoring Machines

Also, here's an interesting book review of a recently published book about the origins of the computing age: Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe

Technology and Society

Artificial Intelligence (usually called "AI") has long been a fascination of computer scientists and the general public, and has been growing increasingly important recently.

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: The Turing Test

The Trouble with the Turing Test

Eugene Goostman

XKCD (of course); it's at http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/turing_test.png

Third-Party Web Tracking: Policy and Technology


Superintelligence (Wikipedia)

Generations in the Computing Age

Konrad Zuse


Altair 8800

IMSAI 8080

Apple I

Apple II

November, 1977 edition of BYTE magazine

Xerox PARC

Another printing technology: Dye sublimation printer

3d printing

The Dawn of Quantum Computing Age?

Top 500 Supercomputers in the world


Ten Risks of PKI

Mike Shapiro Hidden Camera Cartoon

Computer and Information Ethics

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Electronic Privacy Information Center

ACM Code of Ethics

Ethics in Computer (NC State)

Digital Rights

GPL's list of Open Source Software Licenses

Japanese Patent Office webpage on Kyota Sugimoto, inventor of the first Japanese typewriter

English language webpage on the development of the Japanese typewriter

Japanese language webpage on the development of the Japanese typewriter

Google Search Operators

Advanced Google Search

TEMPEST: A Signal Problem

NSA official: Support of backdoored Dual_EC_DRBG was "regrettable"

The Cathedral of Computation

Puri.sm smartphone project

Hollywood and Obsolence

Thunderbolt technology

Chatbots versus voicespam

Alternatives For Facebook

Best CPUs for workstations 2017

Best CPU for gaming 2017

Okay, Google, Get Out of My Face

10 gbps cable Internet uploads and downloads in DOCSIS 3.1 update

Big Data as Surveillance Capitalism

Surveillance Capitalism

When it comes to Internet privacy, be very afraid, analyst suggests

Surveillance is the business model of the Internet

Why ProtonMail is more secure than Gmail


Robots Are Not as Smart as You Think

Websites to watch

Ars Technica

MIT Technology Review

More XKCD: