Technology Timeline

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    Technology Timeline

  • Difference Engine

    Difference Engine
    The difference engine was designed as a mechanical calculator, calculating error free times tables.
  • Complex Number Calculator (CNC)

    Complex Number Calculator (CNC)
    The CNC was one of the first calculators, which performed operations on complex numbers by voice commands over a phone line.
  • Z3 Computer

    Z3 Computer
    Running on binary floating point, the Z3 computer was used by the Nazis during WW2 to calculate wing flutter.
  • Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC)

    Atanasoff-Berry Computer (ABC)
    Built in Iowa State College, the ABC ran on a new binary arithmetic system that was very simliar to the one in modern computers, but could only perform linear equations.
  • Colossus

    Colossus was used as an processing system to find possible solutions to Nazi ciphers, such as the Lorenz cipher.
  • PDP-1

    The PDP-1 was the precursor to the minicomputer, sold for $120,000 each. Only 50 were built.
  • IBM System/360

    IBM System/360
    The System/360 was a group of six compatible computers capable of working together. It was extremely popular, as sales rose to 1,000 per month 2 years after its release.
  • Macbook Pro

    Macbook Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy S III

    Samsung Galaxy S III
    One of the most popular, efficient (and expensive) smartphones to date, nearly becoming the “iPhone killer”.