Computer History

  • Colossus

    Colossus was the first ever programmable digital computer. It was created by Alan Turing. This top secret computer came into service at the end of 1943 and was used to break codes. I chose to do Colossus because I have always thought breaking cokes was really hard to do and cool. Now that I know that the first code-breaker was invented in 1943, it must not be quite that complicated.
  • Computer Bug

    Computer Bug
    A computer bug is any problem with a computer, whether caused by software or hardware. The term computer ‘bug’ as computer bug was first used by Grace Hopper who was an American computer scientist and United States Navy officer. She helped in creating computer language and helped “debug” computers. I chose to do this because computer bugs are everywhere now a days. You can get a bug on your computer every time you use the computer
  • ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) and NASA is formed

    ARPA (Advanced Research Projects Agency) and NASA is formed
    ARPA is an agency of the United States Department of Defense. They underwrote development for the precursor of the Internet, known as ARPANET. Nasa is an agency of the United States Government that is responsible for space program and for aeronautics and aerospace research.I chose to do this event because I have always been interested in what NASA does. It was cool to find out that it was formed in 1958. I also have never heard of the ARPA and wanted to find what it does.
  • Silicon Chip

    Silicon Chip
    The first integrated circuit, or silicon chip, is produced by the US Jack Kilby & Robert Noyce. A silicon chip is a micro chip that is made of a small crystal of a silicon semiconductor fabricated to carry out a number of electronic functions in an integrated circuit. The silicon chip processes data.I chose to do the silicon chip because most all of the electronic devices in the world have one. It’s amazing that it is so small but can do so much.
  • The Computer Mouse

    The Computer Mouse
    Douglas Engelbart invents and patents the first computer mouse. The computer mouse controls the curser on the monitor. It was nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out the end.I chose to do the computer mouse because we all use it to click things on our monitor. It was cool to find out the name came from the way it looks.

    ARPANET became more public. The U.S. Department of Defense sets up the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network (ARPANET ) this network was the first building blocks to what the internet is today but originally with the intention of creating a computer network that could withstand any type of disaster.I chose to do this because in before events it was mentioned that ARPA help it grow and I never really got y=to find out what it really was. So I did it to understand it more.
  • E-mail

    E-mail was invented by  Ray Tomlinson. E-mail is a electronic way to send and receive messages from people around the world. It’s a better way to send messages than letters in the mail. I chose to do e-mail because I personally use it a lot to talk to my distant family and friends.
  • The First Video Game

    The First Video Game
    Atari releases Pong, the first commercial video game. It has accomplished many thing for computer programing. It also was the first step to the games that are made today. I chose to do the first video game made because I like to to play video games when I have time. I think they are good to stimulate the brain and are fun to do.
  • Disk System

    Disk System
    Hard disks are an essential part of the computer revolution, allowing fast, random access to large amounts of data.  IBM announced its most successful mainframe hard disk in June of 1980. The 3380 came in six models initially (later growing to many more) and price at time of introduction ranged from $81,000 to $142,200.  The base model stored 2.5 GB of data, later models extended this to 20GB.  IBM sold over 100,000 3380s, generating tens of billions of dollars in revenue making the 3380 one of
  • The World Wide Web

    The World Wide Web
    The World Wide Web is launched to the public on August 6, 1991. The world wide web is a widely used information system on the Internet that provides facilities for documents to be connected to other documents by hypertext links. It enables the user to search for information by moving from one document to another. I chose to do the world wide web because it is what I use everyday. It’s the internet that everyone uses.