Advances in Technology

  • Automatic Calculator

    Automatic Calculator
    A mechanical calculator.
    Importance: numbers could be added and subtracted easily.
  • Programable Computer

    Programable Computer
    The first programable computer was called Colossus. Used for translation of Germain codes.
    importance: computers could be used for a specific purpose.
  • Electric Motor

    Electric Motor
    used to cool the tubes inside computers.
    importance: computers could run longer without heating up
  • Liquid Crystal Display

    Liquid Crystal Display
    a screen that uses liquid crystal to display information
    importance: screens could be smaller and have better graphics

    first general computer
    importance: had the general programs and utilities pre-programed into it
  • Transistor

    used to amplify electrial signals
    imoortance: allowed for better processing
  • Integrated Circuit

    Integrated Circuit
    contain many transistors
    importance: save space and still have good processing
  • Floppy Disk

    Floppy Disk
    used for information storage
    importance: you could carry programs and other electronic information with you and use it on a different computer
  • Laser

    a beam of excited photons used to read CDs
    importance: CDs could be read and used to replace floppy disks
  • Internet

    a world wide computer network
    importance: information could be accessed and sent using electrial signals