The 1970s saw the birth of modern computing, and the development of the world’s first commercially viable microprocessors, video games, pocket calculators, floppy discs, microwave ovens, videocassette recorders, and voicemail. The campus incorporated this new technology throughout the decade. These FC students are using early word processors, initially known as memory typewriters. The college offered its first course in word processing in 1978. Using grant funds, Dr. Jack H. Kirschenbaum of the Psychology Department purchased the first Apple II computers used on the campus that same year.