100 PC Moments
A 'Lite' version of 'The PC Pioneers' that selects those moments that advanced the development of PCs and the Net. Particularly looking at the 400 innovative individuals, dynamic duos and creative clusters that advanced the art and science of these systems and solutions. More
Forty years ago the first PCs were built, it’s twenty years since Tim Berners-Lee created the World Wide Web to popularise the Net.
Today over a billion PCs are in use around the world and more than a third of the world’s population is interconnected by the Net.
The PC and the Net have changed the way we communicate in business, how we keep in touch with family, colleagues and school friends. Business and social networking has had a profound impact on how businesses promote their wares and services and how modern media interacts with us.
The PC and the Net have fundamentally changed the ways in which we capture, manipulate, and distribute our photographs and videos and they help us to catch up with TV shows we have missed. They have changed our means of acquiring, buying and playing music.
Along the way they have altered how we buy books and software, how we swap and sell unwanted and used products, how we review, research and reserve our travel, accommodation and holidays. They provide the means for us to access news, financial markets, sports fixtures and results, weather reports…
They also provide us with an instant dictionary, an encyclopaedia, a wealth of trivia facts, a thesaurus, a huge library of eBooks, act as a translator, a calculator, an address book, an appointments calendar and they can arbitrate by providing answers to our many queries, idle thoughts and resolve family ‘disputes’.
As a tool for researching books such as this, the PC connected to the World Wide Web proves to be an absolutely indispensable source.
‘100 PC Moments’ highlights the 100 key moments and 400 pioneers that delivered these amazing products and applications.