Computer history

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    The abacus was an early aid for mathematical calculations. Its only value is that it aids the memory of the human performing the calculation.
  • Napiar's Bones (Logarithms)

    The logarithm is a technology that allows multiplication
    to be performed
    with addition.
  • Slide Rule

    The use it in the 1960's
    by the NASA engineers
    of the Mercury, Gemini,
    and Apollo programs which landed the men
    on the moon.
  • Punched Tape

    Punched tape has a long strip of paper in which holes are punched to store data.
  • Atari 2600 (VCS)

    The Atari 2600 is the first successful video game console to use plug-in cartridges instead of having one or more games built in.
  • Nintendo NES

    Following a series of arcade game successes in the early 1980s, Nintendo planned to produce its own console hardware that had removable cartridges, a feature which was not included with the company's earlier Color TV Games product.
  • Sega Genesis

    Sega's Master System, has failed to make any kind of lasting impression in the U.S. market, although it was very popular in Europe
  • Nintendo 64

    The Nintendo 64, also known as the N64, is Nintendo's third home video game console. It was released with only two launch games in Japan and North America (Super Mario 64 and PilotWings 64) while Europe had a third launch title Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire.
  • Playstation 3 (PS3)

    The PlayStation 3 features a slot-loading 2x speed Blu-ray Disc drive for games, Blu-ray movies, DVDs, CDs and other optical media.