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    Top 10 Innovations in Computing

    Hi guys,

    I need to write a report on the Top 10 Innovations in Computing and am looking for some suggestions on what you guys think should make the short list.

    Would love to see some of your top 10 suggestions.

    Thanks,
    Parm

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    Dunno about top 10, but:

    The microprocessor
    The graphical interface
    The graphics processor
    The iMac
    The internet
    Illuminated fans and CCFLs

    I'm sure i'll think of more...

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    Ooh oohh, the media centre pc,
    the laptop,
    Pda,
    Sat/nav

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    erm the micro processor

    edit: sorry didnt see - doh, also broadband for the masses, the internet for communication and fridges that order food on thier own

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    the silicon chip
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    Innovations in Computing? Kinda guess that assumes that Computers already existed at some point, so:
    - Microsoft Windows 3.11
    - Broadband for the masses
    - VGA (anyone remember CGA??)
    - VooDoo Graphics Accerlators (leading to dedicated GPU's)
    - Creative Soundblaster sound cards
    - TFT flat screen technology
    - Optical Media (CD-Rom & DVD-Rom)
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    The iMac
    lol!

    TFTs definately.
    SFF...not just nice, but also useful in offices etc...
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    The QWERTY keyboard.
    The mouse.
    The floppy disk.
    The CD.
    The Internet.
    The GPU.
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    In no particular order...

    The mouse
    The hard drive
    The W.I.M.P. GUI
    The desktop PC
    The modem
    3GL programming languages
    The Internet
    The printer
    MIDI
    The Laptop

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    Optical mouse would have been on my list.

    TFT display too, MP3 format, laptop, scanner, the scroll wheel,

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    The first person shooter,
    Multiprocessing,

    Best of all :
    http://www.thermaltake.com/accessories/xray.htm

    But seriously, Charles Babbage's "difference machine" is widely regarded as the first computer, so perhaps that?

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