History of computers

  • The inventor of the first computer

    The inventor of the first computer
    As we know in 19 century Charles Babbage the famous Mathematics professor had its beginning. He designed Analytical Engine (first mechanical computer) successor of the Difference Engine (automatic mechanical calculator) which is known as a basic framework for today’s computer. It is classified into generations and each generation is the improved and modified version of it.
  • The start of the computer

    The start of the computer
    The first modern computer was called the Z1, which was followed by large machinery that took up entire rooms.Konrad Zuse created what became known as the first programmable computer, which was the Z1, in 1936 in his parent's living room in Berlin. He assembled metal plates, pins, and old film, creating a machine that could easily add and subtract. Although his early models were destroyed in World War II, Zuse is still given credit for the first digital computer.
  • Ronald Wayne

    Ronald Wayne
    Ronald Wayne, is a retired American electronics industry businessman. He co-founded Apple Computer Company (now Apple Inc.) as a partnership with Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs, providing administrative oversight and documentation for the new venture. Twelve days later, he sold his 10% share of the new company back to Jobs and Wozniak for US$800, and one year later accepted a final US$1,500 to forfeit any potential future claims against the newly incorporated Apple, totaling US$2,300
  • The first computer bug

    The first computer bug
    A real-life moth was the causing issue in the computer’s hardware. This “first actual case of bug being found" was recorded by computer scientist Grace Hopper. After her colleagues at Harvard opened-up some hardware to try and discover what was causing errors in the computer, they were surprised to find the insect trapped in a relay. They literally had to get the bug out of the machine to fix the problem, and the infamous moth was sellotaped into Hopper’s diary.
  • The Era of the Transistor Computer

    The Era of the Transistor Computer
    The next major advancement in computer was the transistor computer. This advancement impacted computer because they were able to become more compact or smaller in size due to the fact that vacuum tubes were being replaced with transistors.
  • Steve Wozniak

    Steve Wozniak
    Stephen Gary Wozniak. American electronics engineer, cofounder, with Steve Jobs, of Apple Computer, and designer of the first commercially successful personal computer.
  • Commercials for computers

    Commercials for computers
    After WWII, computer for the commercial use began to become produced. Some commercial uses of this new technology were: Banking and Accounting. One major investor in these new computers was the J. Lyons Company, which focused on the innovation of commercial computing processes. In fact, the J. Lyons Company produced the first commercial computer that was used to run a daily office routine.
  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs
    Steve Jobs, in full Steven Paul Jobs. Cofounder of Apple Computer, Inc. and a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer era.
  • The 2nd generation of computers

    The 2nd generation of computers
    The second generation of computer was developed over the time of 1959 to 1965. Mainly transistors were used in the 2nd generation computer. In 1947, Bell Labs invented the transistor but it was not seen to have widespread use in computers until the late 1950s. Second-generation computers were cheaper, consumed less electricity, small in size, and faster than the first generation of computers.
  • Microchip

    The microchip and the microprocessor. This technology is most significantly noted because it allowed the computer to become smaller in size. The microchip and microprocessor are two very important components to the development of the modern computer. These two new computer components revolutionized computer by allowing them to become smaller in size and more powerful in their computing capabilities.
  • The 3rd generation of computers

    The 3rd generation of computers
    The third generation of computers began to be created with the invention of integrated circuits better known as microchips. Two physicists, Jack St. Claire Kilby and Robert Noyce were its creators and with it, they revolutionized the electronic industry and gave origin to the beginning of a high technology era.
  • Intro to RAM

    Intro to RAM
    Intel introduced today's most common form of RAM (Random-Access Memory) in the 1103 Chip. RAM is an extremely essential part of the modern computer. RAM is important because it allows for extra storage space on your computer, most importantly it helps read coding / data for the CPU (central processing unit).
  • Apple II

    Apple II
    A notable computer of this era was the Apple II, It was so popular, at the time, that over four million Apple II’s were eventually sold to consumers worldwide. Apple II was released in June 1977. Some of its features included: a color display, a built in keyboard, casing for the computer to protect it, a fully programmed computer, expansion slots (used for the expansion of memory, processing, acceleration, and graphics).
  • The 4th generation of computers

    The 4th generation of computers
    In the fourth generation of computers there was a radical change that marked a before and after in the technological revolution, all this due to the arrival of microprocessors that meant a great advance of microelectronics. These are fast, high-density integrated circuits. Economical and reduced in size, the microcomputers extend to the industrial market. With this, the personal computers appear, becoming indispensable in our society, giving the welcome to the "computer revolution".
  • Apple is founded

    Apple is founded
    Apple was co-founded by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. Apple started out as a small hobbyist group that built pre-assembled computers for a store knows as the Byte Shop. In 1997 Apple was given a large sum of money by Mike Markkula, this helped to found the Apple Company and later that year Apple launched the Apple II, a revolutionary computer for its time. Apple was the first company to use a GUI interface.
  • Computer advancement

    Computer advancement
    The advancement in personal portable computer. Between the 1980’s and the 1900’s the notebook and laptop made their mark in the history of computers. The first personal portable computer for the consumer was the Osborne I, which was came to market in 1981. Another significant development in computer technology was the development of a flip form laptop. The first of its kind was the Gavilan SC, produced in 1983
  • The 5th generation of computers

    The 5th generation of computers
    During the twentieth century, technological advances included significant changes for the next generation of computers until today, being the rise of computers with artificial intelligence and functionality directed at a practical level where it covers the daily use and not only the industrial machinery, as well as the use of the new tool created, the Internet.
  • Y2K bug

    Y2K bug
    Y2K bug, also called Year 2000 bug or Millennium Bug, a problem in the coding of computerized systems that was projected to create havoc in computers and computer networks around the world at the beginning of the year 2000 (in metric measurements, k stands for 1,000).
  • Currently

    Apple made some drastic changes when it launched the new MacBook Air in 2018, but other than the processor and the keyboard, there haven’t been any major improvements since. But if we can believe the latest rumors, that could be changing this year, as Apple prepared to launch a drastic overhaul to its cheapest notebook.
  • How did the laptop (computer) get its current nickname

    How did the laptop (computer) get its current nickname
    Its name comes from lap, as it was deemed practical to be placed on a person's lap when being used. Today, laptops are the used in a variety of settings, such as at work, in education, for playing games, web browsing, for personal multimedia, and general home computer use.