Group 4 computer project

Report
The History of Computers
by Elyse McMenamin, Jon Liu, Mike Oudenne, Arthur Kozhevnik
Computer Ancestors
• Difference Engine
• Automatic Mechanical Calculators
• Pascaline
• Charles Babbage
• Thomas' Arithmometer
Early Electronic Computers
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Colossus
Worlds first electronic, digital, programmable
computer
Used to read secret german messages during
World War 2
Used vacuum tubes
ENIAC
First general public computer
The First Hobby/Home Computers
• Altair 1975 microcomputer, featured in a
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magazine
Lear-Siegler ADM3-A 1975 12" terminal
computer
Xerox Alto Computer valuable collectible,
precursor to PC's
TWO GUYS IN A GARAGE
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Founded on April 1, 1976, incorporated on January
3, 1977.
The original Apple Computer, or Apple I
Personal computer 1976.
Hand built by Steve Wozniak
Steve Jobs sold computers
Apple II highly sucessful
Technological advancement
Sold on June 10, 1977.
1993, between five and six million Apple II series
sold.
Computers Today
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Microsoft office
Social networking
Internet Explorer
Movie Simulations and animations
Computer Gaming
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"CHM Revolution." Xerox Alto -. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov. 2012. <http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/input-output/14/347>.
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