Internet History

  • the analytical machine

    the analytical machine
    The analytical machine was a proposed mechanical all purpose use computer conceptualized by an English mathematician, Charles Babbage
  • von Neumann architecture

    von Neumann architecture
    The first written description of how an electronic computer should store programs and processes information. The first account of the Von Neumann architecture was published in John Von Neumann’s report of the EDVAC on June 30, 1945. This architecture is comprised of an Arithmetic Logic Unit, a memory unit, a control unit, and input/output.

    the first electronic general purpose computer. It was capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems

    short for UNiversal Automatic Computer, and the first Univac was released in 1951. It was developed by J.Presper Eckert and John Mauchly. The Univac is an electronical computer that contains thousands of vacuum tubes which use punch cards for outputting and storing data.
  • PC

    An inexpensive computer meant for an individual user which is all based on the microprocessor. Businesses use this for accounting, Word Processing and publishing.
  • UNIX

    operating system, was the first program to be written in a high level programming language, which meant it could be installed on any computer.
  • Apple

    Apple designs and creates IPod and ITunes, Mac Laptop and desktop computers, the OS X operating system, and the revolutionary IPhone and IPad. Founded on April 1, 1976.
  • first electronic spreadsheet

    first electronic spreadsheet
    The first electronic spreadsheet was VisiCalc, and it was released on the apple II. It was the basic form of todays spreadsheets, such as excel. This was the application that changed the microcomputer into a business tool opposed to just a tool for computer enthusiasts.
  • Windows

    Windows is a graphical interface operating system run and sold by the company Microsoft.
  • Macintosh

    The Macintosh, known as Mac, is a personal line of computers designed, developed, and marketed by Apple Inc. It is targeted mainly at the home, education, and creative professional markets.