Unit 7 Reading Activity Plus Questions

Read the following text and then complete the activities that follow.

People in IT: True Innovators

It seems like nowadays we use computers for nearly everything: working, shopping, banking, communicating, learning new things, playing games, listening to music, watching videos, and more. It’s hard to even imagine life without our modern hardware and digital services!

Yes, the modern world is fantastic, but have you ever stopped to think about where all this amazing technology came from? Who invented it all? Well, behind every great IT product or service, there is normally a person or small team who turned their dreams into reality.

We've all heard of Bill Gates, right? He co-founded Microsoft and is one of the richest men in history. Equally famous was Steve Jobs, the person who, along with Steve Wozniak, started Apple Computers way back in 1976. However, there are many other IT pioneers who aren't as well known but who deserve recognition for the work they did in advancing the world of computing.


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Quiz: Reading Questions

1. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates were the founders of Apple Computer in 1977.
2. Alan Mathison Turing was known as the "father of computer science" after he invented the relational database.
3. Java was invented by an American named James Gosling.
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