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Bill Gates

1998

Bill Gates made a lot of contributions in technology. He is an entrepreneur who made computers and the internet popular. By him making computers and the internet popular we are able to connect with people because of social networks and emailing, etc. He was the headman of internet policies. He was the founder of Windows. He introduced us to the Windows, of course.

Joseph Marie Jacquard

1998

Joseph Marie Jacquard was born in Lyon, France on July 7, 1752. He had eight siblings and was the middle child. He was a laid back type of person. He gave into programmable machines, such as computers. He changed his last name, it was Charles not Jacquard. He was married to Antoinette Rive. Joseph also contributed in other things, like silk weaving. He did more in silk weaving than he did in technology. He worked for a book binder and type founder. Joseph invented the Jacquard loom. The Jacquard was very well known because it was the first machine to use punched cards. When he invented the Jacquard loom, it was much known back then also because it involved weaving.

Steve Jobs

1999

In 1999, Steve Jobs did many things that evolved technology. Steve Jobs, in 1999, invented the PowerMac G3, Color iMacs, iMac DVD’s, and iMovie. A lot of the Apple products that were designed were inspired by the Sony Company. He was the leader of the Apple community and critics started to believe this when Jobs unveiled the iMac. Steve was the brain of Apple and accepted the position of CEO while he was the CEO of the well known movie company, Pixar.

Bill Gates

1999

While Steve Jobs was with Apple, Bill Gates was with Microsoft. His most famous invention, Windows, is still used today around the world. Bill and his wife, Melinda, Had a huge impact on society with their foundation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. During this year, his wealth surpassed $101 billion dollars which spread the word of a “centibillionare”. He operated Microsoft as CEO for a long time but quit later to devote all of his time to the foundation.

Bill Shepard

2000

Bill Shepherd was also important to America in 2000. Bill was an American Astronaut for NASA and he retired from the United States Navy. Bill was assigned to Program Management for the International Space Station Project. Bill had a lot of engineer experience that he learned while he was in the Navy, so he was able to contribute that knowledge to technology for the Space Project. He had a degree in Aerospace Engineering, a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and Ocean Engineering. Bill didn't have a lot to do with technology in 2000 but he did contribute. He gave PTX99 which was introduced in 2000. The PTX 99 didn't do too well. It seemed to have a lot of viruses and it didn't fit what the people wanted for computer software. He also contributed his skills at fixing things.

Bill Gates

2000

Bill Gates is the co-founder of Microsoft and stepped down as Chief Executive Officer in 2000. Bill remained as Chairman and created a position for himself as Chief Software Architect. Microsoft is the largest computer software company in America and is still growing today. Microsoft has several different computer programs that are used at many jobs and people also use them at home on their personal computers. In 2000 Bill created Windows 2000 which was an update version of Windows 98 and 99. Some of these programs are Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In 2000 Microsoft also invented a Tablet PC which can do the same thing as a desktop computer and a laptop. It's just smaller then both of them and must thinner than a laptop. It's like using a pen and writing on a piece of paper. Each few years the company makes a significant change in the software that they make and they up grade it. This means that they add new things to the software and also make the software faster to use.

Bill Gates

2001

Bill Gates, the single richest man alive. Yet he his days that started as a hacker were not always glorious, the way that he rode up to the top doing what he does best make him a very interesting person to learn about. Today Bill Gates gives generously to the population and is nothing short of a great man. He used a lot of Homo Faber in his work, as he and his best friend (Paul Allen, Co-Founder of Microsoft) created many programs during their free time and created a BASIC program for one of the first pc’s which helped Bill Gates start Microsoft in 1976.

Steve Jobs

2001

Now it’s time for Steve jobs to get the spotlight. Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, to two University of Wisconsin graduate students who gave him up for adoption. Smart but directionless, Jobs experimented with different pursuits before starting Apple Computers in 1976. Apple's revolutionary products, which include the iPod, iPhone and iPad, are now seen as dictating the evolution of technology.