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  • Konrad Zuse - Z1 Computer

    Konrad Zuse - Z1 Computer
    detail informationThe Z1 was a mechanical computer designed by Konrad Zuse from 1935 to 1936 and built by him from 1936 to 1938. It was a binary electrically driven mechanical calculator with limited programmability, reading instructions from punched tape.
    it is a First freely programmable computer.
  • John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry - ABC Computer

    John Atanasoff & Clifford Berry - ABC Computer
    detail informationThe Atanasoff–Berry Computer (ABC) was the first electronic digital computing device. Conceived in 1937, the machine was not programmable, being designed only to solve systems of linear equations. It was successfully tested in 1942.
  • Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper - Harvard Mark I Computer

    Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper - Harvard Mark I Computer
    detail informationThe IBM Automatic Sequence Controlled Calculator (ASCC), called the Mark I by Harvard University, was an electro-mechanical computer.
  • John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly - ENIAC 1 Computer

    John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly - ENIAC 1 Computer
    detail informationENIAC(Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer) was the first general-purpose electronic computer. It was a Turing-complete digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems.
  • John Bardeen, Walter Brattain & Wiliam Shockley - The Transistor

    John Bardeen, Walter Brattain & Wiliam Shockley - The Transistor
    detail informationsA transistor is a semiconductor device used to amplify and switch electronic signals. It is made of a solid piece of semiconductor material, with at least three terminals for connection to an external circuit. A voltage or current applied to one pair of the transistor's terminals changes the current flowing through another pair of terminals. Because the controlled (output) power can be much more than the controlling (input) power, the transistor provides amplification of a signal.
  • John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly - UNIVAC Computer

    John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly - UNIVAC Computer
    detail informationsThe UNIVAC I (UNIVersal Automatic Computer I) was the first commercial computer produced in the United States. It was designed principally by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly, the inventors of the ENIAC.
  • Steve Russell & MIT - Spacewar Computer Game

    Steve Russell & MIT - Spacewar Computer Game
    detail informationsIt was in 1962 when a young computer programmer from MIT, Steve Russell fueled with inspiration from the writings of E. E. "Doc" Smith*, led the team that created the first computer game. It took the team about 200 man-hours to write the first version of Spacewar.
  • Douglas Engelbart - Computer Mouse & Windows

    Douglas Engelbart - Computer Mouse & Windows
    detail informationsIn computing, a mouse is a pointing device that functions by detecting two-dimensional motion relative to its supporting surface. Physically, a mouse consists of an object held under one of the user's hands, with one or more buttons.
  • ARPAnet

    ARPAnet
    detail informationsThe Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET), was the world's first operational packet switching network and the core network of a set that came to compose the global Internet. The network was created by a small research team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) of the United States Department of Defense.
  • Intel 1103 Computer Memory

    Intel 1103 Computer Memory
    detail informationsThe world's first available dynamic RAM chip.
  • Faggin, Hoff & Mazor - Intel 4004 Computer Microprocessor

    Faggin, Hoff & Mazor - Intel 4004 Computer Microprocessor
    detail informationsThe first microprocessor.
  • Alan Shugart &IBM -The "Floppy" Disk

    Alan Shugart &IBM -The "Floppy" Disk
    detail informationsA floppy disk is a data storage medium that is composed of a disk of thin, flexible ("floppy") magnetic storage medium sealed in a square or rectangular plastic carrier lined with fabric that removes dust particles.
  • Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby - WordStar Software

    Seymour Rubenstein & Rob Barnaby - WordStar Software
    detail informationsWordStar is a word processor application, published by MicroPro International, originally written for the CP/M operating system but later ported to DOS, that enjoyed a dominant market share during the early to mid-1980s.
  • Apple Lisa Computer

    Apple Lisa Computer
    detail informationThe Apple Lisa was a personal computer designed by Apple Computer, Inc. (now Apple, Inc.) during the early 1980s.
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Windows
    detail informationMicrosoft Windows is a series of software operating systems and graphical user interfaces produced by Microsoft. Microsoft first introduced an operating environment named Windows on November 20, 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).
  • Turing machine

    detail informationsA Turing machine is a theoretical device that manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a table of rules. Despite its simplicity, a Turing machine can be adapted to simulate the logic of any computer algorithm, and is particularly useful in explaining the functions of a CPU inside a computer.
  • Turing machine

    detail informationsA Turing machine is a theoretical device that manipulates symbols on a strip of tape according to a table of rules. Despite its simplicity, a Turing machine can be adapted to simulate the logic of any computer algorithm, and is particularly useful in explaining the functions of a CPU inside a computer.
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    Charles babbage

    video about himabout this personCharles Babbage, FRS (26 December 1791 – 18 October 1871)]was an English mathematician, philosopher, inventor, and mechanical engineer who originated the concept of a programmable computer. Considered a "father of the computer", Babbage is credited with inventing the first mechanical computer that eventually led to more complex designs.
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    Howard Aiken

    about this personHoward Hathaway Aiken (March 8, 1900 – March 14, 1973) was a pioneer in computing, being the original conceptual designer behind IBM's Harvard Mark I computer.
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    Walter Brattain

    about this personWalter Houser Brattain (February 10, 1902–October 13, 1987) was an American physicist at Bell Labs who, along with John Bardeen and William Shockley, invented the transistor. They shared the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics for their invention. He devoted much of his life to research on surface states.
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    John Atanasoff

    about this personJohn Vincent Atanasoff (October 4, 1903 – June 15, 1995) was an American physicist and inventor. The 1973 decision of the patent suit Honeywell v. Sperry Rand named him the inventor of the first automatic electronic digital computer. His special-purpose machine has come to be called the Atanasoff–Berry Computer.
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    tommy flowers

    about this personThomas (Tommy) Harold Flowers, MBE (22 December 1905 – 28 October 1998) was an English engineer. During World War II, Flowers designed Colossus, the world's first programmable electronic computer, to help solve encrypted German messages.
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    Grace Hopper

    about this personRear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer. A pioneer in the field, she was one of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language.
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    John W. Mauchly

    about this personJohn William Mauchly (August 30, 1907 – January 8, 1980) was an American physicist who, along with J. Presper Eckert, designed ENIAC, the first general purpose electronic digital computer, as well as EDVAC, BINAC and UNIVAC I, the first commercial computer made in the United States.
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    John Bardeen

    about this personJohn Bardeen (May 23, 1908 – January 30, 1991) was an American physicist and electrical engineer, the only person to have won the Nobel Prize in Physics twice: first in 1956 with William Shockley and Walter Brattain for the invention of the transistor; and again in 1972 with Leon Neil Cooper and John Robert Schrieffer for a fundamental theory of conventional superconductivity known as the BCS theory.
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    William Shockley

    about this personWilliam Bradford Shockley Jr. (February 13, 1910 – August 12, 1989) was an American physicist and inventor. Along with John Bardeen and Walter Houser Brattain, Shockley co-invented the transistor, for which all three were awarded the 1956 Nobel Prize in Physics.
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    Konrad Zuse

    about this personKonrad Zuse (22 June 1910 Berlin – 18 December 1995 Hünfeld near Fulda) was a German engineer and computer pioneer. His greatest achievement was the world's first functional program-controlled Turing-complete computer, the Z3, which became operational in May 1941. He received the Werner-von-Siemens-Ring in 1964 for the Z3. Much of his early work was financed by his family and commerce, but after 1939 he was given resources by the Nazi German Government.
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    Alan Turing

    about this personabout this person</a>Alan Mathison Turing, OBE, FRS (23 June 1912 – 7 June 1954), was an English mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and computer scientist. He was highly influential in the development of computer science, providing a formalization of the concepts of "algorithm" and "computation" with the Turing machine, which played a significant role in the creation of the modern computer.
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    Clifford Berry

    about this personClifford Edward Berry (April 19, 1918 – October 30, 1963) was an American inventor.
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    John Presper Eckert

    about this personJohn Adam Presper "Pres" Eckert Jr. (April 9, 1919 – June 3, 1995) was an American electrical engineer and computer pioneer. With John Mauchly he invented the first general-purpose electronic digital computer (ENIAC),