computer scavenger hunt timeline

By kaduffy
  • Holes in Cards

    Holes in Cards
    Holes in cards or "punch cards" were used in early digital computers. This technology was a piece of stiff paper that had holes that represented either commands or data.
  • The analytical machine

    The analytical machine
    A design for the first general purpose computer by Charles Babbage in 1837. It wasn't actually built until the 1940's though.
  • Von Neumann architecture

    Von Neumann architecture
    This is one of the earliest computer storage programs ever made.

    ENIAC was the first electronic general purpose computer in the world.

    UNIVAC is a line of electronically digital stored program computers.
  • High-level programming language

    High-level programming language
    A programming language that is more user friendly than lower-level programming language. The most recognizable of this type of programming language is java.
  • UNIX operating system

    UNIX operating system
    UNIX was a multi-tasking, multi-user operating system that was deveolped AT&T's bells labs research facility.
  • PC

    a PC is a general purpose computer that can be found in most households today.
  • Altair

    Altair was a popular microcomputer that could be bought as a kit or preassembled
  • CRAY-1

    CRAY-1 was one of the first super computers ever created.
  • Apple

    apple is a corporation that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics.
  • first electronic spreadsheet

    first electronic spreadsheet
    VisiCalc was the worlds first spreadsheet program that sold nearly 700,000 copies in roughly 6 years
  • Windows

    A company that produces operating systems and products that utilize their operating system. One of the largest in its industry along with apple
  • Macintosh

    Macintosh is a line of personal computers that was created in 1984 and sold by apple.