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Title: History of Computers


1
History of Computers
  • One of the greatest inventions ever

2
What is a Computer?
  • A device that computes, especially a
    programmable electronic machine that performs
    high-speed mathematical or logical operations or
    that assembles, stores, correlates, or otherwise
    processes information.

3
The Abacus
  • 1000 BC to 500 BC. The first counting mechanism
    was the abacus. Some claim it originated with the
    Chinese, but most scholars argue that it was
    invented by the Babylonians

4
Typewriter
  • 1874 first commercial typewriter was released
    in 1874,

5
Major internet is started
  • 1969 A major internet is started as a U.S.
    government defense agency, ARPANET, needs to
    connect many machines on many smaller networks

6
Bill Gates and Paul Allen
  • 1975 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.

7
MS-DOS
  • 1980 IBM offers Bill Gates the opportunity to
    develop the operating system called MS-DOS for
    its new IBM personal computer

8
Machine of the Year
  • 1982 Time magazine chooses the computer instead
    of a person to be its "Machine of the Year."

9
Palm Pilot
  • 1996 3Com debuts the Palm Pilot.
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