Historys of Computers

By mwood15
  • Konrad Zuse- Z1 Computer

    Konrad Zuse- Z1 Computer
    First freely programmable computer. Zuse used it to explore several groundbreaking technologies in calculator development: floating-point arithmetic, high-capacity memory and modules or relays operating on the yes/no principle. This is important because it opened the doorway to computer technology.
  • Harvard Mark I Computer

    Harvard Mark I Computer
    It started computations for the U.S Navy bureau of Ships. It was very reliable, much more so than early electronic computers. It has been described as "the beginning of the era of the modern computer" and "the real dawn of the cimputer age."
  • ERMA and MIRA

    ERMA and MIRA
    The first bank industry computer, also MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) for reading checks. Computerized the manual processing of checks and account management. It is important because without it, banks would not opperate like they do today.
  • The "Floppy" Disk

    The "Floppy" Disk
    Nicknames the "Floppy" for its flexibility. It is a disk storage medium composed of a disk of thin and flexible magnetic storage. It is important because they have been superseded by data storage methods with much great capacity such as USB flash drives.
  • Apple Macintosh Computer

    Apple Macintosh Computer
    It was the first commercially successful personal computer to feature a mouse and a graphical user interface rather than a command-line interface. It is now a series of several lines of personal computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is important because without it no computer would be where it is today.
  • Microsoft Windows

    Microsoft begins the friendly war with Apple.
  • Google

    Google announces it has indexed over on billion pages makin git the Internet's largest search engine. I think all of us can agree that without Google the internet would not be the same. This was a huge event because it made people relize how amazing Google is.
  • First Ipod

    First Ipod
    Apple introduces the iPod and it goes on sell. This is HUGE because it started the the music technology that follows all the way up to today. Since that first iPod other compaines such as Microsoft have "copied the idea" (zume). This jump-start is why we can listen to music in the palm of our hands.
  • iPhone

    On this day Apple introduces the iphine to the public. The Iphone is newest phone technology of our day. You have the web, music, any app you want and much more right at your fingertips, and can fit in your pocket! Iphone 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 have overtaken our planet and is a critical necessity for businesses. Soon we will have an Iphone 6!
  • Steve Jobs

    Steve Jobs
    Steve Job past away on this day at the age of 56. Thanks to Steve Jobs we would not have to computer technology we have today. Nor the computers that every student has in the school. We have so much to thank him for, think if he never created the first computer, where would be today? He was the CEO of Apple and put the business where it is today.