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    The Computer

    I have been wondering why Iowa State University has never really made that big of a deal for inventing the computer. Shouldn't the school make more of an effort to get this information out there? It's creation has been rather important. I just don't understand why this really has never happened.

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    Re: The Computer

    Didn't we give away the patent on it or something stupid? My brother wrote a paper about it last year so maybe I should ask him...



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    Re: The Computer

    It took us a long time to actually get credit for it. They had a thing where they took an ABC replica around the US on a semi.


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    Re: The Computer

    ISU should create some buzz on this subject. The school that freaking originated the computer would be big. Get some major news story on its creation.

    Or come up with PR campaigns/advertisements that aim to get interested High School grads to come to ISU.... let's just try to get some sort of national appeal going-



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    Re: The Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    ISU should create some buzz on this subject. The school that freaking originated the computer would be big. Get some major news story on its creation.

    Or come up with PR campaigns/advertisements that aim to get interested High School grads to come to ISU.... let's just try to get some sort of national appeal going-
    So you want more slide rule toting geeks roaming around campus?



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    Re: The Computer

    It depends how you define computer

    The ABC was able to solve systems of linear equations, but that was it.

    The ENIAC which is where the patent for first digital computer lies was reprogrammable



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    Re: The Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by TxCycloneFan View Post
    So you want more slide rule toting geeks roaming around campus?


    Ahh, sure? Why not? As long as the U makes some money out of it. The economy is struggling. It is time for some good press on ISU.



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    Quote Originally Posted by WalkingCY View Post
    Ahh, sure? Why not? As long as the U makes some money out of it. The economy is struggling. It is time for some good press on ISU.
    I'm not sure that Penn gets any money out of their patent.

    I know ISU gets most of its royalty money from the lead free solder patent.

    I'm not sure if they get any money off the fax machine patent either



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    Re: The Computer

    Al Gore invented the internet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Al Gore invented the internet.
    This is fact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dosry5 View Post
    Al Gore invented the internet.
    I don't think he can lay claim now that the Internet has been redesigned as a series of tubes though



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    Re: The Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by GeronimusClone View Post
    This is fact.
    Just ask him.



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    Re: The Computer

    The files are in the computer? It's so simple!



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    Quote Originally Posted by A-town Cy View Post
    The files are in the computer? It's so simple!

    Ha. Zoolander. Classic Stiller.

    "Han-stupid just destroyed all the files." (Mugatu.)



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