A look into the history of computers

  • Mechanic Calculator

    Mechanic Calculator
    Wilhelm Schickard created the first mechanic calculator calling it the "Calculating Clock" to make multiplying by large numbers easier.
  • The Pascaline

    The Pascaline
    Blaise Pascal invents an adding machine which he calls the Pascaline. It could perform addition and subtraction, but it was too expensive to be practical and only Pascal could keep it working
  • The Automated Loom

    The Automated Loom
    Joseph-Marie Jacquard invents an automated loom which uses punched cards to reproduce complex patterns.
  • Basis for computer Knowledge!

    Basis for computer Knowledge!
    George Boole develops Boolean Logic which will one day become the basis for computer logic.
  • The telephone

    The telephone
    Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone
  • Teletypewriters

    Teletypewriters and teleprinters come into limited use in Britain, Germany and the US
  • Electric Typewriters

    Electric Typewriters
    IBM introduces the electric typewriter
  • The Laptop

    The Laptop
    The first laptop was invented by Adam Osbourne. It was called 'Osborne 1' and cost $1,795. It came bundled with $1,500 worth of programmes. It had a tiny computer screen built into it.
  • The Android

    The Android
    Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers.
  • The iPad

    The iPad
    The iPad is primarily used as a platform for audio-visual media including books, periodicals, movies, music, games, apps and web content. Its size and weight fall between those of contemporary smartphones and laptop computers.