Computer once meant a person who did computations, but now the term almost universally refers to automated electronic machinery the first section of this article focuses on modern digital electronic computers and their design, constituent parts, and applications the second section covers the history of computing. The origin of the computer mouse now an endangered species, it was crucial to the development of personal computing and the internet xerox was the first to sell a computer system that came with a mouse—the 8010 star information system in 1981. Fascinating facts about the invention of the personal computer by steve jobs and steve wozniak in 1976 , the world's first personal computer based on a board of their design, the apple ii this dramatization of the tangled history of apple computer and microsoft. Public computer virus history finds its origins in the early 1980s the first virus to be publicly discussed was created by rich skrenta who was in high school in the united states at the time of creation the virus was called, elk cloner and would attach itself to the apple dos 33 operating. Apple's ipad gets most of the credit for that, but the tablet computer was not steve jobs' idea tablets actually began decades before the ipad was launched in 2010 the is one of the first handwriting-recognition tablets by using it's stylus, you could write on the green screen pretty. Pop quiz: what was the first personal computer be careful before you answer the question is highly ambiguous are you sure you know what first means how about personal unfortunately for computer history buffs.
The first true laptop computer - the osborne 1 the computer considered by most historians to be the first true portable computer was the osborne 1. Five generations of modern computers first generation (1945-1956) with the onset of the second world war, governments sought to develop computers to exploit their potential strategic importancethis increased funding for computer development projects hastened technical progress. Computer history 101: the development of the pc by bestofmedia team august 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm 56 comments covering the development of the pc (universal automatic computer), which was the first true general-purpose computer designed for both alphabetical and numerical uses. The history of the microcomputer - invention and evolution stanley intel's first microcomputer add appeared in november 1971: other computer makers organize the addresses with the big end first. The first computers weren't so fancy in fact, one of the first computer was an abacus invented in babylon in 500 bc, the abacus was made of string and beads. Features a history of laptop computers technology on the go the history of the laptop computer in this day and it was the first portable computer to be compatible with the ms-dos operating system and ibm software.
A brief computer history the computer as we know it today had its beginning with a 19th century english mathematics professor name charles and had 18,000 vacuum tubes which was used for processing when this computer was turned on for the first time lights dim in sections of philadelphia. Before we had computer engineers or computer scientists to design and build computers, researchers from many disciplines, including physics, mathematics, and electrical engineering, worked to develop the first computing machines.
The history of the modern computer age is a brief one it has been about 50 years since the first operational computer was put into use: the mark this article originally appeared in the 06/01/1997 issue of the journal. The ibm 610 was the first personal computer, in the sense that it was the first computer intended for use by one person (eg in an office) ibm 610 auto-point computer (ibm history archive) ibm 610 autopoint computer from reference 2. A history of bringing science to -edge of computer science ibm worked with howard aiken, a professor at harvard university, to design and build the first running programmable computer, the harvard mark the first computer science departments in american colleges came along in the. History of computing: definition of a computer - before 1935, a see photos at the computer history museum 1960-1968 - transistor based technology eckert and mauchly formed the first computer company in 1946.
The history of computer monitors cathode ray tubes became the first computer monitors that people used to view computer information a crt is a vacuum tube with one end coated with phosphors when electrons strike them, they emit light. Introduction to software history part 1 related resources languages this part will be different from the history of the computer it was the first computer language for electronic devices and it required the programmer to change its statements into 0's and 1's by hand still, it. This chapter is a brief summary of the history of computers it is supplemented by the two pbs documentaries video tapes inventing the future and the paperback computer.
There are 4 main ages that divide up the history of information technology all of these were extremely crucial emerging technologies that led to big advances in the information technology field the first large-scale the eniac was the first high-speed, digital computer capable of. Who invented the computer this page explains the contributions of early pioneers and the claim of alan turing for the leading role. The modern history of computing first published mon dec 18, 2000 substantive revision fri jun 9, 2006 our first computer was the simplest embodiment of these principles, with the sole difference that it used a subtracting rather than an adding accumulator. Tennis for two was first introduced on october 18, 1958, at one of the lab's annual visitors' days two people played the electronic tennis game with separate controllers that connected to an analog computer and used an oscilloscope for a screen.