October 21, 2009


Founded in 1991, IDEO* is an innovation and design
firm that uses a human-centered, design-based approach
to help organizations in the business, government,
education, and social sectors innovate and
grow in three ways:
Identify new ways to serve and support people by
uncovering their latent needs, behaviors, and desires.
Visualize new directions for companies and brands and
design the offerings – products, services, spaces, media,
and software – that bring innovation strategy to life.
Enable organizations to change their cultures and build the
capabilities required to sustain innovation.
*Pronounced “eye-dee-oh”

Ranked #10 on Fast Company’s list of the Top 25 Most
Innovative Companies (2009)
Ranked as one of the most innovative companies in the world
by Boston Consulting Group (2005 – 2007, Business Week)
Ranked #15 on Fortune’s list of 100 most-favored employers by
MBA students (2009, compiled by research firm Universum)
Awarded the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design
Museum’s National Design Award for Product Design (2001)
Winner of more IDEA awards than any other design firm
20 Red Dot awards; 19 iF Hanover awards
Featured in a 1999 episode of ABC’s Nightline, which followed
an IDEO team as they redesigned the shopping cart in four days.

David Kelley, cofounder and chairman. Chaired professor
at Stanford University and founder of Stanford’s Institute of
Design (the “”); recipient of the National Design Award;
member of the National Academy of Engineers.
Tim Brown, CEO and president. Formerly director of IDEO
Europe; contributor to the Harvard Business Review,
The McKinsey Quarterly, and the World Economic Forum;
author of Change By Design (2009, Harper Business).
Bill Moggridge, cofounder. Pioneer in the application of human
factors in the design discipline; author of Designing Interactions
(MIT Press, 2006) and winner of the Smithsonian Cooper-
Hewitt National Design Museum Lifetime Achievement Award.


The Most Innovative Thing.

October 21, 2009

ASUS Predator

Evolution of the Computer:

  • The first counting device was the abacus, originally from Asia. It worked on a place-value notion meaning that the place of a bead or rock on the apparatus determined how much it was worth.
  • 1600s: John Napier discovers logarithms. Robert Bissaker invents the slide rule which will remain in popular use until 19??.
  • 1642: Blaise Pascal, a French mathematician and philosopher, invents the first mechanical digital calculator using gears, called the Pascaline. Although this machine could perform addition and subtraction on whole numbers, it was too expensive and only Pascal himself could repair it.
  • 1804: Joseph Marie Jacquard used punch cards to automate a weaving loom.
  • 1812: Charles P. Babbage, the “father of the computer”, discovered that many long calculations involved many similar, repeated operations. Therefore, he designed a machine, the difference engine which would be steam-powered, fully automatic and commanded by a fixed instruction program. In 1833, Babbage quit working on this machine to concentrate on the analytical engine.
  • 1840s: Augusta Ada. “The first programmer” suggested that a binary system should be used for storage rather than a decimal system.
  • 1850s: George Boole developed Boolean logic which would later be used in the design of computer circuitry.
  • 1890: Dr. Herman Hollerith introduced the first electromechanical, punched-card data-processing machine which was used to compile information for the 1890 U.S. census. Hollerith’s tabulators became so successful that he started his own business to market it. His company would eventually become International Business Machines (IBM).
  • 1906: The vacuum tube is invented by American physicist Lee De Forest.
  • 1939: Dr. John V. Atanasoff and his assistant Clifford Berry build the first electronic digital computer. Their machine, the Atanasoff-Berry-Computer (ABC) provided the foundation for the advances in electronic digital computers.
  • 1941, Konrad Zuse (recently deceased in January of 1996), from Germany, introduced the first programmable computer designed to solve complex engineering equations. This machine, called the Z3, was also the first to work on the binary system instead of the decimal system.
  • 1943: British mathematician Alan Turing developed a hypothetical device, the Turing machine which would be designed to perform logical operation and could read and write. It would presage programmable computers. He also used vacuum technology to build British Colossus, a machine used to counteract the German code scrambling device, Enigma.
  • 1944: Howard Aiken, in collaboration with engineers from IBM, constructed a large automatic digital sequence-controlled computer called the Harvard Mark I. This computer could handle all four arithmetic operations, and had special built-in programs for logarithms and trigonometric functions.
  • 1945: Dr. John von Neumann presented a paper outlining the stored-program concept.
  • 1947: The giant ENIAC (Electrical Numerical Integrator and Calculator) machine was developed by John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr. at the University of Pennsylvania. It used 18, 000 vacuums, punch-card input, weighed thirty tons and occupied a thirty-by-fifty-foot space. It wasn’t programmable but was productive from 1946 to 1955 and was used to compute artillery firing tables. That same year, the transistor was invented by William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain of Bell Labs. It would rid computers of vacuum tubes and radios.
  • 1949: Maurice V. Wilkes built the EDSAC (Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Computer), the first stored-program computer. EDVAC (Electronic Discrete Variable Automatic Computer), the second stored-program computer was built by Mauchly, Eckert, and von Neumann. An Wang developed magnetic-core memory which Jay Forrester would reorganize to be more efficient.
  • 1950: Turing built the ACE, considered by some to be the first programmable digital computer.
The First Generation (1951-1959)

    First Generation Computer

  • 1951: Mauchly and Eckert built the UNIVAC I, the first computer designed and sold commercially, specifically for business data-processing applications.
  • 1950s: Dr. Grace Murray Hopper developed the UNIVAC I compiler.
  • 1957: The programming language FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslator) was designed by John Backus, an IBM engineer.
  • 1959: Jack St. Clair Kilby and Robert Noyce of Texas Instruments manufactured the first integrated circuit, or chip, which is a collection of tiny little transistors.
The Second Generation (1959-1965)

    Second Generation Computer

  • 1960s: Gene Amdahl designed the IBM System/360 series of mainframe (G) computers, the first general-purpose digital computers to use integrated circuits.
  • 1961: Dr. Hopper was instrumental in developing the COBOL (Common Business Oriented Language) programming language.
  • 1963: Ken Olsen, founder of DEC, produced the PDP-I, the first minicomputer (G).
  • 1965: BASIC (Beginners All-purpose Symbolic Instruction Code) programming language developed by Dr. Thomas Kurtz and Dr. John Kemeny.
The Third Generation (1965-1971)

    Third Generation Computer

  • 1969: The Internet is started. (See History of the Internet)
  • 1970: Dr. Ted Hoff developed the famous Intel 4004 microprocessor (G) chip.
  • 1971: Intel released the first microprocessor, a specialized integrated circuit which was ale to process four bits of data at a time. It also included its own arithmetic logic unit. PASCAL, a structured programming language, was developed by Niklaus Wirth.
The Fourth Generation (1971-Present)

    Fourth Generation Computer

  • 1975: Ed Roberts, the “father of the microcomputer” designed the first microcomputer, the Altair 8800, which was produced by Micro Instrumentation and Telemetry Systems (MITS). The same year, two young hackers, William Gates and Paul Allen approached MITS and promised to deliver a BASIC compiler. So they did and from the sale, Microsoft was born.
  • 1976: Cray developed the Cray-I supercomputer (G). Apple Computer, Inc was founded by Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak.
  • 1977: Jobs and Wozniak designed and built the first Apple II microcomputer.
  • 1980: IBM offers Bill Gates the opportunity to develop the operating system for its new IBM personal computer. Microsoft has achieved tremendous growth and success today due to the development of MS-DOS. Apple III was also released.
  • 1981: The IBM PC was introduced with a 16-bit microprocessor.
  • 1982: Time magazine chooses the computer instead of a person for its “Machine of the Year.”
  • 1984: Apple introduced the Macintosh computer, which incorporated a unique graphical interface, making it easy to use. The same year, IBM released the 286-AT.
  • 1986: Compaq released the DeskPro 386 computer, the first to use the 80036 microprocessor.
  • 1987: IBM announced the OS/2 operating-system technology.
  • 1988: A nondestructive worm was introduced into the Internet network bringing thousands of computers to a halt.
  • 1989: The Intel 486 became the world’s first 1,000,000 transistor microprocessor.
  • 1993: The Energy Star program, endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), encouraged manufacturers to build computer equipment that met power consumpton guidelines. When guidelines are met, equipment displays the Energy Star logo. The same year, Several companies introduced computer systems using the Pentium microprocessor from Intel that contains 3.1 million transistors and is able to perform 112 million instructions per second (MIPS).

Satria Rezky Pratama

Brown Tiger

Brown Tiger

I am Brown Tiger, who will not bargain about my love affair, or suck up to my boss, so my words carry a lot of weight.

My attitude is at ease any where I am, and this creates feeling of security to others.

I am not a shy person, and can clearly state my own opinion to anyone, this powerful conversational skill tends to be attractive to others.

I also listen to the other person carefully, and can adapt flexibly to situations, by correctly grasping their points.

I dislike getting in unnecessary conflict, but I possess a strength to not withdraw when the need arise.

If I get too confident over my ability, people may think I am pretentious.

I may look as though as I contemptuous to others.

I am quick thinker; I can make quick decisions, and I’m a person of action.

When the time comes for the need to stand up and act, I will.

I have a face of a theorist.

The way I can talk logically persuades other people.

Although I am not a smooth operator, I can not act negligently; I am a very responsible person.

Although I am a late starter, with experience, I will be able to acquire further insight and self-criticism.

What Do You Count?

October 19, 2009

Personal Information

October 17, 2009

This personal information is made for good use so that the lecturers and tutors can easily locate me as the owner of this blog.

Name : Satria Rezky Pratama

NIM : 19007093

Hello world!

October 17, 2009

Welcome to This is my first blog entitled to creativity and innovation assignment. The name of this blog was taken from an ordinary meat filled dumpling that I used to eat with milk when I was still studying in high school. Both sweet and salty taste joined up and became a rather freak taste I would say, but it does delicious sometimes, haha. Well, Bon Appétit 😀