History of the Computer

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  • Vannevar Bush develops a partly electronic Difference Engine

    Vannevar Bush develops a partly electronic Difference Engine
    Vannevar Bush creates a partly electronic Difference Engine. This was capable of solving differential equations.
  • George Stibits Makes a 1-bit binary adder

    George Stibits Makes a 1-bit binary adder
    George Stibitz constructed a demonstration 1-bit binary adder using relays. It was one of the first binary computers.
  • Konrad Zuse finishes the first Z3

    Konrad Zuse finishes the first Z3
    The Z3 early computer built by German engineer Konrad Zuse. Uses 2,300 relays.
  • The Williams Tube wins prize for practical RAM

    The Williams Tube wins prize for practical RAM
    Created by Sir Fredrick Williams who was from Manchester University. He Modififed a "cathode-ray tube" to point dots and dashes of phospherescent electrical charge on the screen.
  • John von Nuemann's IAS becomes operational!

    John von Nuemann's IAS becomes operational!
    It becomes operational at the institute for advanced studies. This resulted in a number of clones.
  • IBM's 7000 series computers.

     IBM's 7000 series computers.
    These computers were at the top of the line at this time. They were significanlty faster and more reliable than vacuum tube machines!
  • IBM announces the System/360

    IBM announces the System/360
    This is a family of six mutually compatible computers and 40 peripherals that could work together.
  • Xerox Corp. buys company

    Xerox Corp. buys company
    They buy Scientific Data Systems for nearly $1 billion.
  • IBM announced it's PC

    IBM announced it's PC
    Igniting a fast growth to the personal computer market. It ran on 4.77 mHZ.
  • Yahoo is founded

    Yahoo is founded
    It is founded by Standford graduates Jerry Yang and David Filo