Computers Through The Years

Timeline created by zaraallen
  • George Boole

    George Boole
    George Boole was born on the secondth of November in Lincolnshire, England. George only had a primary school education, yet he still succeeded.
  • Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace
    Ada Lovelace was born on December 10th 1815. Growing up, Ada Lovelace never met her father.
  • Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace
    Ada constantly became ill, so she was subjected to bed rest for a year when she was 12. Over this time, Ada developed her mathematical and technology skills.
    When Ada grew up she attended the University of London.
  • George Boole

    George Boole
    In 1838 George Boole wrote his first Mathematical paper. In 1841, he founded a new branch of mathematics called 'Invariant Theory'.
  • Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace
    Ada Lovelace was often regarded as the first computer programmer for her work on creating the first algorithm. Between 1842 and 1843, Ada translated an article by Italian military engineer Luigi Menabrea on the enigine.
  • George Boole

    George Boole
    George Booles ground breaking work blossomed in 1847.
  • Ada Lovelace

    Ada Lovelace
    Ada Lovelace died on November 27th 1852.
  • George Boole

    George Boole
    In 1854, George wrote another paper, this time called "An Investigation of the Laws of Thought".
  • Claude Shannon

    Claude Shannon
    Claude Shannon was born on April 30th, 1916, in Petoskey Michigan. He started to show interest in mechanical and electrical things during high school.
  • Claude Shannon

    Claude Shannon
    In 1932, Claude started to attened University of Michigan. After Claude graduated, he began his graduate studies for electrical engineering at MIT.
  • Claude Shannon

    Claude Shannon
    In 1938, Claude published a paper called, "A Symbolic Analysis of Relay and Switching Circuits". This paper earned Claude the "Alfred Noble American Institute of American Engineers Award" in 1939.
  • Claude Shannon

    Claude Shannon
    In one of Claude's works, he proved that Boolean algebra and binary arithmetic could be used to simplify the arrangment of the electromechanical relays
  • Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds
    Linus Torvalds was born on December 28th 1969 in Helsinki, Finland. His first interest in computers began when he was 11 years old with a Commodore VIC-20.
  • Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds
    Torvalds went to the University of Helsinki between 1988 and 1996, graduating with a masters degree in computer science.
  • Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds
    From 1997 to 1999, Linus was involved in 86open helping to choose the standard binary format for Linux and Unix.
  • Linus Torvalds

    Linus Torvalds
    In 1999, Linus was named one of the worlds top 100 innovators under the age of 35.