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Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak founded Apple in 1976 when they marketed the Apple I, a circuit board they had developed in Jobs’s garage. In 1977, Apple Computer incorporated and introduced the Apple II, the first mass-marketed personal computer. Apple introduced the Macintosh product line in 1984, which featured a graphical user interface. Under Jobs’s direction as CEO, Apple introduced award-winning desktop and notebook computers, the OS X operating system, iWork, iLife, and professional applications.
FIGURE 1-36 This handheld navigation device gives users turn-byturn voice-prompted directions to a destination. Manufacturing Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) refers to the use of computers to assist with manufacturing processes such as fabrication and assembly. Often, robots carry out processes in a CAM environment. CAM is used by a variety of industries, including oil drilling, power generation, food production, and automobile manufacturing. Automobile plants, for example, have an entire line of industrial robots that assemble a car (Figure 1-37).
Computers monitor patients’ vital signs in hospital rooms and at home. • Surgeons implant computerized devices, such as pacemakers, that allow patients to live longer. • Surgeons use computer-controlled devices to provide them with greater precision during operations, such as for laser eye surgery and robot-assisted heart surgery. Two forms of long-distance health care are telemedicine and telesurgery. Through telemedicine, health-care professionals in separate locations conduct live conferences on the computer.