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Milestones in Computer Developement

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    Milestones in Computer Development (Exact days incorrect)

    A short history of important computers that helped along the development of technology.
  • Colossus

    Designed by the British in successful attempt to decrypt enemy submarine messages.
  • E.R.A. 1101

    E.R.A. 1101
    Commercially produced to the public. The image is of the drum storage device.
  • I.B.M. 650

    I.B.M. 650
    Magnetic data storage could store plenty of word commercially successful.
  • I.B.M. 1401

    I.B.M. 1401
    A commercially successful computer, with up to 12,000 built and sold.
  • C.D.C. 6600

    C.D.C. 6600
    Could make calculations much faster than any computers before. Composed of 10 mini computers.
  • Commodore P.E.T.

    Commodore P.E.T.
    One of the first personal computers in the world, came fully assembled.
  • Commodore 64

    Commodore 64
    Sold more than 22,000,000 units around the world. Recognized at then by the 2006 Guinness Book Records as the greatest selling single computer model.
  • Apple Macintosh

    Apple Macintosh
    Made use of the W.Y.S.I.W.Y.G. system, using a graphical user interface.
  • Compaq L.T.E.

    Compaq L.T.E.
    Was considered to be the first computer to be classified as a notebook.
  • I.B.M. Deep Blue

    I.B.M. Deep Blue
    Managed to beat Kasparov in chess tournament. Considered a special purpose supercomputer.