• Jan 1, 1200


    World's first computer
    Sliding beads
  • Blaise Pascal

    Blaise Pascal
    Built the first mechanical calculator as a teenager
  • Punch cards

    Punch cards
    Joseph Jacquard made the punch cards
    11,00 looms made
  • Charles Xavier Thomas "Father of Computers"

    Charles Xavier Thomas "Father of Computers"
    Charles Xavier Thomas built the first arithmometer first successfully commercial calculator. Manufactured in Paris until after WW1.
  • Charles Babbage

    Charles Babbage
    English philosopher, mathmatician, inventor, and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer.
  • Herman Hollerith

    Herman Hollerith
    He started a business- in addition to standarizing the punch card, Herman Hollerith founded the company that later became IBM.
  • John Von Neuman

    John Von Neuman
    Designed the use of "bit" as the basic unit of memory using the binary number system to represent a switch turned on and off.
  • Admiral Grace Murray Hopper

    Admiral Grace Murray Hopper
    She conceptualized the idea of machine-independent programming languages, which led to the development of COBOL, one of the first modern programming languages.
  • First Digital Computer

    First Digital Computer
    The ABC, the first electronic digital computer was made in 1938.
  • Steve Wozniak

    Steve Wozniak
    Steve Wozniak is an American computer engineer who co-founded Apple Computer, Inc with Steve Jobs and Ronald Wayne.