History of the Computer

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  • Z1 Computer

    Z1 Computer
    The first freely programmable computer made by Konrad Zuse.
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    Computer Invention

    The first freely programmable computer is made by Konrad Zuse.
  • Start of project ENIAC

    Start of project ENIAC
    The start of project ENIAC in 1943.
  • Harvard Mark I Computer

    Harvard Mark I Computer
    The Harvard Mark I Computer invented by Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper.
  • ENIAC is completed

    ENIAC is completed
    Programmed: plug board and switches
    Speed: 5,000 operations per second
    Input/output: cards, lights, switches, plugs
    Floor space: 1,000 square feet
    Project leaders: John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert.
  • IBM´s Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator

    IBM´s Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator
    IBM´s Selective Sequence Electronic Calculator in public display. Speed: 50 multiplications per second
    Input/output: cards, punched tape
    Memory type: punched tape, vacuum tubes, relays
    Technology: 20,000 relays, 12,500 vacuum tubes
    Floor space: 25 feet by 40 feet
    Project leader: Wallace Eckert

    First program stored computer, Technology: vacuum tubes
    Memory: 1K words, 17 bits, mercury delay line
    Speed: 714 operations per second
  • ERA 1101

    ERA 1101
    ERA 1101, the first commercially produced computer. The company´s first customer was the U.S. Navy. It held 1 million bits on its magnetic drum, the earliest magnetic storage devices.

    by John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly The UNIVAC I was the first commercial computer to attract widespread public attention. Speed: 1,905 operations per second
    Input/output: magnetic tape, unityper, printer
    Memory size: 1,000 12-digit words in delay lines
    Memory type: delay lines, magnetic tape
    Technology: serial vacuum tubes, delay lines, magnetic tape
    Floor space: 943 cubic feet
    Cost: F.O.B. factory $750,000 plus $185,000 for a high speed printer
  • The Intergrated Circuit

    The Intergrated Circuit
    Otherwise known as the "Chip"
    Jack Kilby created the first integrated circuit.
    His circuit consisted of a sliver of germanium with five components linked by wires.
  • Space War computer game

    Space War computer game
    Space War was the first computer game invented!
  • Mouse and Windows

    Mouse and Windows
    It was nicknamed the mouse because the tail came out at the end.
  • ARPAnet

    ARPAnet was the first internet
  • The Floppy Disk

    The Floppy Disk
    An IBM team, originally led by David Noble, invented the 8-inch floppy diskette. It is nicknamed the "floppy" for its flexibility.
  • Ethernet Computer Networking

    Ethernet Computer Networking
    by Robert Metcalfe & Xerox
    The Ethernet Computer Networking
  • Apple I and II

    Apple I and II
    Steve Wozniak designed the Apple I for an order for 100 machines at $500 each, he and Steve Jobs got their start in business.
  • Apple Inc.

    Apple Inc.
    Apple Inc. was founded.
  • Apple Macintosh Computer

    Apple Macintosh Computer
    Apple Computer launched the Macintosh, the first successful mouse-driven computer with a graphic user interface.
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft Windows
    Here begins Apple's rival.
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo is found. One of the most popular search engines. Found by Jerry Yang and David Filo.