Timetoast Computer History Project

Timeline created by Shiv12
  • Difference Engine- first mechanical or automatic computer

    Difference Engine- first mechanical or automatic computer
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    The difference engine was capable of computing several sets of numbers and making hard copies of the result. It was never finished because of funding problems.
  • Analytical Engine- first general purpose computer concept

    Analytical Engine- first general purpose computer concept
    linkAnalytical Engine contained and used an ALU or Arithmetic Logic Unit. It also used basic flow control and intergrated memory. It was never finished because it did not have enough funding.
  • First computer invented- ENIAC

    First computer invented- ENIAC
    Wikipedia The electronic numeral intergrater and computer was invented for military purposes. The machine was built by University of Pennsylvannia and costed $500,000.
  • EDSAC- first stored program electronic computer

    EDSAC- first stored program electronic computer
    linkEDSAC was created by the University of Cambridge in England. EDSAC ran the first graphical computer which was nickednamed "baby".
  • Modem- first hardware device

    Modem- first hardware device
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    It allowed a computer to send and recieve information over telephone lines. It also converted digital data by the computer and turned it into an analog signal used on phone lines.
  • Brown Box- first video game console

    Brown Box- first video game console
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    Brown box was created or invented by Ralph H. Baer. It could be set up with any tv set. ti only ran six games. They were ping-pong, tennis, handball, volleyball, chase games and a light-gun game.
  • ARPANET- first wide area packet switching network

    ARPANET- first wide area packet switching network
    linkIt was discovered by the University of California. It grew to connect researdh institutes and labratories by the Department of Defense in parts of America. In 1980 the Department of Defense created their own network called NFSNET.
  • Ethernet- first network to provide Carrier Sense Multiple Access

    Ethernet- first network to provide Carrier Sense Multiple Access
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    It was the first widely used local network. it was used to share information with other people at 10 million BPS.
  • IBM 5100- first portable computer

    IBM 5100- first portable computer
    linkIBM 5100 weighed about 55lbs and had a 5in CRT display. It had a tape drive, 1.9MHz Palm processer, and 64kb of RAM
  • Apple- first apple computer invented

    Apple- first apple computer invented
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    The forst apple computer was invented by Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. It was the first computer to use a single circuit board.
  • DNS- domain network service

    DNS- domain network service
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    It is a network service that that helps to point domain names or the hostname to their Ip address. It was introduced by Paul Mockapetris and Jon Postel.
  • NSFNET- backbone for ARPANET

    NSFNET- backbone for ARPANET
    linkIt was created by the National Science Foundation to support ARPANET. It was created for non profit uses. It helped with the commercial development of the network.
  • Archie- first search engine

    Archie- first search engine
    linkIt was written by Alan Emtage, Bill Heelan, and Mike Parker. It was created in McGill University in Montreal Canada. it was used to find encrypted files on sites.
  • Dot-com- describe internet websites

    Dot-com- describe internet websites
    linkIt was started when companies started to make a lot of money off the internet. The bubble burst when the companies were losing profit becasue of the internet.
  • iPhone 5- newest iphone yet

    iPhone 5- newest iphone yet
    [link](www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/iphone-5-everything-you-need-to-know-1096613)
    The new iphone has many features like a 4inch retina display. It is very thin at 7.6mm. It also weighs less than its predecessor. It weighs 112grams. It is made up of aluminum and glass.