Laptop Names


Currnetly in our ICT room we have a trolley containing 20 laptops that pupils can take to use in other lessons. Currently each laptop is numbered as are the slots in the trolley. This means that when a child takes a laptop they have to return it to the correct slot – causing problems when they don’t. It also means that children squabble over what number laptop they have – “But 8 is my lucky number!”. To try and avoid these problems which cause delays in children taking out laptops which then disturbs a lesson in the ICT room I have decided to remove the numbers from the laptops and trolley and instead name the laptops. The slots will remain blank so that it does not matter in which slot a particular laptop is returned (as long as they are actually plugged in). The other night I asked for suggestions for names for the laptops on Twitter. Here are some of the names I am going to use – can you identify who the names all refer to?

  1. Mauchly
  2. Eckert
  3. Atsananoff
  4. Berry
  5. Zuse
  6. Babbage
  7. Flowers
  8. Stibitz
  9. Wozniak
  10. Pinkerton
  11. Forrester
  12. Peddle
  13. Hopper

I’m sure my ICT technician will enjoy having to fix Flowers or Pinkerton 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Laptop Names

  1. Ok so the 20 laptops are names…

    Eckert
    Mauchly
    Huskey
    Lebedev
    Pascal
    Babbage
    Zuse
    Leibniz
    Stibitz
    Flowers
    Berry
    Atanasoff
    Wozniak
    Wilkes
    Pinkerton
    Schickard
    Peddle
    Cray
    Sale
    Forrester

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