Development of Computers

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  • Jan 1, 1000

    Abacus

    Abacus
    An oblong frame with rows of wires or grooves along which beads are slid, used for calculating.
  • Napier's Rods

    Napier's Rods
    a set of graduated rods formerly used to do multiplication and division
  • Pascaline Adding Machine

    Pascaline Adding Machine
    Pascal’s invention used a train of 8 moveable dials to add sum up to 8 numbers long. As one dial turned one full turn of numbers 1 through 10, the dial automatically turned the next dial.
  • Weaving machine

    Weaving machine
    makes possible in almost any loom the programmed raising of each warp thread independently of the others.
  • Babbage's analytic engine

    Babbage's analytic engine
    was a proposed mechanical general-purpose computer
  • difference engine

    difference engine
    is an automatic mechanical calculator designed to tabulate polynomial functions.
  • Konrad Zuse - Z1 computer

    Konrad Zuse - Z1 computer
    First freely programmable computer.
  • Atanasoff Berry computer

    Atanasoff  Berry computer
    was one of the first electronic digital computing devices. The machine was not programmable, being designed only to solve systems of linear equations.
  • Harvard Mark 1 computer

    Harvard Mark 1 computer
    was an electro-mechanical computer.
  • Colossus

    Colossus
    the world's first electronic, digital, fixed-program, single-purpose computer with variable coefficients.
  • ENIAC

    ENIAC
    (Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) was the first electronic general-purpose computer.
  • Manchester Baby computer

    Manchester Baby computer
    The world's first stored-program electronic digital computer successfully executed its first program on 21st June 1948.
  • vauum tubes

    vauum tubes
    A device controlling electric current through a vacuum in a sealed container. The container is often thin transparent glass in a roughly cylindrical shape.
  • UNIVAC

    UNIVAC
    The name of a line of electronic digital stored-program computers starting with the products of the Eckert-Mauchly Computer Corporation.
  • the integrated circuit

    the integrated circuit
    A set of electronic circuits on one small plate ("chip") of semiconductor material, normally silicon.
  • Steve Russell & MIT Spacewar Computer Game

    Steve Russell & MIT Spacewar Computer Game
    The first computer game invented.
  • Transistor Computer

    Transistor Computer
    A computer which uses discrete transistors instead of vacuum tubes.
  • The Internet

    The Internet
    The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks that use the standard Internet protocol suite to serve billions of users worldwide.
  • Microsoft

    Microsoft
    A multinational computer technology corporation.
  • Cray-1

    Cray-1
    The Cray-1 was a supercomputer designed, manufactured, and marketed by Cray Research.
  • Large Scale Integration

    Large Scale Integration
    Very-large-scale integration (VLSI) is the process of creating integrated circuits by combining thousands of transistors into a single chip.
  • Macintosh

    Macintosh
    The Macintosh marketed as Mac, is a line of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is targeted mainly at the home, education, and creative professional markets.
  • Tim Berners-Lee

    Tim Berners-Lee
    A graduate of Oxford University, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, an internet-based hypermedia initiative for global information sharing
  • Internet Service Provider

    Internet Service Provider
    An Internet service provider (ISP) is an organization that provides access to the Internet.
  • Personal Digital Assistant

    Personal Digital Assistant
    A personal digital assistant (PDA), also known as a palmtop computer, is a mobile device that functions as a personal information manager.