The progress of computers

  • the first computer

    the first computer
    The first machine proposed by Charles Babbage in 1837 that is considered the concept for the first general mechanical computer. The Analytical Engine contained an Arithmetic Logic Unit (ALU), is the first general-purpose computer concept. Unfortunately, because of funding issues this computer was also never built while Charles Babbage's was alive. However, in 1910 Henry Babbage, Charles Babbage's youngest son was able to complete a portion o
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    timeline of computers

  • First programable computer

    First programable computer
    The Z1, created by Germany's Konrad Zuse in his parents living room in 1936 to 1938 and is considered to be the first electro-mechanical binary programmable (modern) computer and really the first functional computer.
  • The first electric programmable computer

    The first electric programmable computer
    The Colossus was the first electric programmable computer that was developed by Tommy Flowers and first demonstrated in December 1943.
  • First Computer game

    First Computer game
    The first computer game invented. By Steve Russell & MIT and the name of the game was Spacewar Computer Game
  • When the internet was invented.

    When the internet was invented.
    The original Internet was named ARPAnet.
  • The first digital computer

    The first digital computer
    the ABC was invented by Professor John Vincent Atanasoff and Cliff Berry in 1937 -1942. The ABC was an electrical computer that used vacuum tubes for digital computation including binary math and Boolean logic and had no CPU. On October 19, 1973, the US Federal Judge Earl R. Larson signed his decision that the ENIAC patent by Eckert and Mauchly was invalid and named Atanasoff the of the electronic digital computer.
  • Microsoft is born

    Microsoft is born
    Bill Gates worked with Paul Allen to develop BASIC for the Altair 8800.
  • Apple is released

    Apple is released
    Apple Computer releases the Apple II, a desktop personal computer for the market that features a keyboard, video monitor, mouse, and random-access memory (RAM) that can be expanded by the user. Independent software manufacturers begin to create applications for it. It was created by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak,
  • First laptop was desgined

    First laptop was desgined
    What is thought to be the first laptop computer is designed by William Moggridge of GRiD Systems Corporation in England. The GRiD Compass 1109 has 340 kilobytes of bubble memory and a folding electroluminescent display screen in a magnesium case. Used by NASA in the early 1980s.
  • iPad was officially released

    Apple first releases the ipad a handhelp table that fetaures wifi and touch screen as well as many other apps by Apple.