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By Harry Henderson

This complete A-to-Z biographical dictionary explores the varied team of inventors, scientists, marketers, and visionaries within the laptop technology box. The state-of-the-art, modern entries and knowledge at the desktop provide a glimpse into not just their force but in addition their demanding situations in making a new form of enterprise and a brand new type of tradition.

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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1984. Slater, Robert. Portraits in Silicon. : MIT Press, 1987. C ᨳ Case, Steve (1958– ) American Entrepreneur a juice stand (using the plentiful free fruit from the trees in their backyard). When the brothers reached their teen years, they named themselves Case Enterprises and branched out into newspaper delivery, selling seeds and greeting cards, and even publishing an advertising circular under the name Aloha Sales Agency. In high school, Steve continued his interest in publishing, becoming a record reviewer (and incidentally receiving lots of free music for his collection, as well as free concert tickets).

Downloaded on November 26, 2002. Southwick, Karen. com, October 1, 1996. Available on-line. id=34712c154b. Downloaded on November 26, 2002. Spector, Robert. com: Get Big Fast: Inside the Revolutionary Business Model that Changed the World. New York: HarperBusiness, 2000. ᨳ Boole, George (1815–1864) British Mathematician The British mathematician and logician George Boole developed his algebra of logic about a 26 Boole, George century before the invention of the computer. However, his search for “the laws of thought” led to logical rules that are now embedded in the silicon of computer chips and used every day by people seeking information through Web search engines.

Essentially, he suggested bypassing traditional database organization and treating text on all systems as “pages” that would each have a unique address, a universal document identifier (later known as a uniform resource locator, or URL). He and his assistants used highlighted text to link words and phrases on one page to another page, and adapted existing hypertext editing software to create the first World Wide Web pages. They then programmed a server to provide access to the pages and created a simple browser, a program that could be used by anyone connected to the Internet to read the pages and follow the links as desired.

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