August 30, 2019
History Lesson 175
Hey guys! For today’s essay, I’ll write about four things (in no particular order): Flash Memory, CD’s, and the World Wide Web (also known as WWW.).
Fujio Masuoka was born in Japan in 1943. He went to work for Toshiba. Toshiba Headquarters at the time were in Japan. In 1981, when he was 38 years old, he invented Flash Memory. Flash Memory is a solid-state memory that can be erased and written on. Flash memory enable digital cameras, phones, and computers to have memory. Intel produced the first memory chip in 1988. Memory chips were included in hard drives, starting the year 2007.
Tim Berners-Lee was born in England in 1955. He had a degree in physics, and also worked in the Telcom Industry. Tim joined CERN when he 25425 years old. Berners-Lee developed ENQUIRE in a little over six months He invented the World Wide Web (otherwise known as WWW) in the time span between 1990 and 1991. Not to be confused with the Internet, the World Wide Web is part of the web address, or the URL, and makes the Internet possible.
CDs are approximately 1.2 millimeters thick. Most of that is a polycarbonate plastic, but the CD also includes aluminum, acrylic, and of course, the label. Before CDs came around, people watched movies with VCR. VCRs are like huge cassettes that you can put into TVs. You need a special VCR player to work them though. The Laserdisk showed up in the 1978, but it was very unaffordable, and it got damaged really easily. James Russell patented CD Disk writing technology in 1960, and by 1992, 32 years later, CDs were everywhere. Thanks for reading my essay, and I hope you learned a little bit from it!