Computing People Jacob swanwick

  • Charles Babbage

    wiki pageknown as 'the farther of computers', Babbage's machines were among the first mechanical computers. Thay they were not actually completed largely because of funding problems. his computers architecture was similare to our modern computers today The data and program memory were separated, operation was instruction-based, the control unit could make conditional jumps, and the machine had a separate I/O unit.
  • Mouse

    The trackball, is pointing device, was invented in 1945 by Ralph Benjamin as part of a radar plotting system called Comprehensive Display System (CDS). Modern mice have laser tracking to detect reletive 2D motion.
  • Internet

    reaserch for packet switching started in the 1960's. The ARPANET was the first to start internetworking the first two nodes were at UCLA's School of Engineering and Applied Science and SRI International. On Dec 1974  Vinton Cerf, Yogen Dalal, and Carl Sunshine, used the term internet as a shorthand for internetworking and later RFCs repeat this use. Commpanies in the 1980's and 1990's began to become internet service providors (ISP's). By 1995 the internet was fully comerxcialiesed in the US.
  • Windows (MS-DOS)

    In 1980 IBM approached Microsoft about a project code-named "Chess." In response, Microsoft focuses on a new operating system. The MS‑DOS, (stands for Microsoft Disk Operating System). MS‑DOS is effective, but also proves difficult to understand for many people and when the IBM PC running MS‑DOS ships in 1981 it brings a new language people have to learn.
  • Windows 1.0

    Microsoft works on the first version of a new operating system. Its codename is Interface Manager but ends up as windows because of the boxes that are the core of the new OS. It requred a minimum of 256 kilobytes (KB), two double-sided floppy disk drives, and a graphics adapter card.
  • DVD

    DVD's or digital versitile disc is a format of digital optical disc storage, developed by philips, sony, toshiba and panasonic.. theythey offer high storage capacity compared to compact discs but have the same dimensions.they are now used all over the world for films, cctv, photos and programs.
  • Windows 95

    On its release it sold 7 milloin copies in the first 5 weeks. The internet was new and windows made use of the internet. the 32 bit OS offers more multimedia capabilities.
  • USB Memory Stick

    USB memory stick were invented by Amir Ban, Dov Moran and Oron Ogdan and the first commercialy avaiable one was sold by IBM and had a toatal of 8mb of storage that was vastly more than floppy dics in that period. USB 2.0 is now the most common form of USB that is capable of much higher capacities (128Gb) and has transfer speed of 35mb/s. USB 3.0 further developes these boundaries.
  • Windows XP

    Windows XP was a step up. With a redesigned look. It beacame one of microsofts best selling prducts and is probably the most memorable. It was fast stable and offered more ease of navigating the icons, start menu and windows. It was one of the first OS's to include security updates. Windows XP was one of the most influencial OS's and would affect all from then on.