Teacher’s Guide

Here are some ideas for using The Computer Book in a course on computer science or computing history.

Short Assignments

  • Write a new milestone using the format provided. Give your milestone a short title, an inventor(s) (with dates), a 350-400 word article, a few references, and links to other milestones.
  • The milestones in The Computer Book are mostly from North America and Europe because that’s where much of the computing revolution took place. But there were important milestones in other countries. Find and provide milestones from South America, Africa, and Oceana. Your milestones may be of regional significance (“Africa joins the Internet, making it truly Global”) or hyper-regional (“First computer store opens n Auckland”).