Evolution of Computing & Technology

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  • Father of Computing is Born

    Father of Computing is Born
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage Charles Babbage was born in December 26, 1791. He is known as the "Father of Computing" because he began with the idea of a programmable computer. He was born in London, England and with the financial support from his father, he was able to be taught in schools of high educational standards. He is made the difference engine and the anaylictical engine.
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    Renaissance of Computing & Technology

    It was this time period when a lot of changes occured in technology and machineries
  • Difference Engine

    Difference Engine
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Babbage#Difference_engine In the year 1822, he began making the difference engine and
    this was the first mechanical computers that could accurate calculate numbers with many digits since it is very easy to make mistakes with the calculations of a human brain.
  • Programmable Machine : The Analytical Machine

    Programmable Machine : The Analytical Machine
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Analytical_en Around 1837 Charles Babbage described the "Analytical Machine" as a multi-purpose engine. This Analytical Engine used the punched-card as its program, and was different from the difference engine because it used punched-cards that could be changed to perform different calculations or tasks.
  • Tommy Flowers, the Man who made Colossus

    Tommy Flowers, the Man who made Colossus
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Flowers Tommy Flower, was an English engineer who is known for creating the world's first programmable electronic computer, which is called Colossus, and his work helped save millions of people because it was used in World War II for solving encrypted German codes.
  • Alan Turing : Another Genius Born

    Alan Turing : Another Genius Born
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing Alan Turing was a mathematician, a computer scientist and, a cryptanalyst. He worked as a cryptanalyst to analyze and decode secret codes known as the engima code from the germans.
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    World War I

    Also known as the Great War which began in the center of Europe mainly by the Nazis causing many death due to several advances in technology and firepower.
  • Turing Machine

    Turing Machine
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_machine The Turing Machine made my Alan Turing was not used for any encrypting or anything, but it was very important in the history of computing because it led to the development of CPU's and the limit of mechanical development during the time. The machine manipulated symbols on a strip of tape depending on the table of rules which is programmed.
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    World War II

    The war that caused millions of death and the trageic death of Adolf Hitler and the massacre of the Jews.
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    First Generation : Vacuum Tubes

    Sources : http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2002/FiveGenerations.asp The first computers used vacuum tubes for circuitry and magnetic drums for memory, and were often enormous, taking up entire rooms. They were very expensive to operate and in addition to using a great deal of electricity, generated a lot of heat, which was often the cause of malfunctions.
  • Colossi in Action

    Colossi in Action
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colossus_computer The Colossus was tested once and on June 1st after its successful test trial it was ready to be used and jump into the war.
  • A Tragedic Death

    A Tragedic Death
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Turing Despite his achievements, he was sent to jail and died of chemicals because he was homosexual. During that time, homosexuality was illegal in Great Britain.
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    Second Generation : Transistors

    Sources : http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2002/FiveGenerations.asp Transistors, replaced vacuum tubes and ushered in the second generation of computers. The transistor was invented in 1947 but did not see widespread use in computers until the late 1950s. The transistor was far superior to the vacuum tube, allowing computers to become smaller, faster, cheaper, more energy-efficien
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    Third Generation : Integrated Circuits

    Sources : http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2002/FiveGenerations.asp The development of the integrated circuit was the hallmark of the third generation of computers. Transistors were miniaturized and placed on silicon chips, called semiconductors, which drastically increased the speed and efficiency of computers.
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    Fourth Generation : Microprocessors

    Sources : http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2002/FiveGenerations.asp The microprocessor brought the fourth generation of computers, as thousands of integrated circuits were built onto a single silicon chip. What in the first generation filled an entire room could now fit in the palm of the hand. The Intel 4004 chip, developed in 1971, located all the components of the computer
  • Death of Tommy Flower

    Death of Tommy Flower
    For More Information : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_FlowersTommy Flower dies with leaving a great achievement and revolutionizing the computing industry.
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    Fifth Generation : Artificial Intelligence

    Sources : http://www.webopedia.com/DidYouKnow/Hardware_Software/2002/FiveGenerations.asp Fifth generation computing devices, based on artificial intelligence, are still in development, though there are some applications, such as voice recognition, that are being used today. The use of parallel processing and superconductors is helping to make artificial intelligence a reality.