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History of computers

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1: Shown above and right are different views of a Jacquard loom one of the first computing devices;it was created to weave textiles more efficiently than a non mechanical device. It was designed in 1801.

3: shown left is the Touring Bombe designed by the British in 1940 to decode German messages encrypted using an enigma machine (shown above)

4: shown right and left are pictures of the ENIAC (ELECTRONIC NUMERICAL INTEGRATOR AND COMPUTER) designed by the armies ballistic research lab to calculate firing tables

7: The Z-1 computer was built by Konrad Zuse in 1935-1936 this was the first programmable computer to use boolean logic | Shown left is a binary switching element used in the Z-1 | shown right is the Altair 8800 produced in 1975 by MITS. it was shown in hobby magazines and marketed as a make it you're self computer

8: shown here are the Apple 1 and its fully assembled circuit board. they were both made in 1976 by the now Apple inc. and were created by hand made by Steve Jobs and Steve Wazniack in their garage to earn some extra money.

9: the Atari falcon 030 was made in 1992 and codenamed the sparrow was the last personal computer that the Atari corporation made and had its production canceled in 1993

10: above is the Be inc. BeBox made in 1995 as a rival to Apple and using the short lived BEos. these dual processor computers were discontinued in 1997

11: The mac book air was introduced by apple inc in 2008 as a ultra portable laptop computer made for high performance and portability it is made of machined aluminum and ultra light.

13: Shown left are a virtual reality parachuting simulator and a diagram of a holograph machine these are what i believe to be the future of computers since they will be able to make a more interactive experience.

14: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:JacquardLoomsSAFALodzPoland.jpg http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z1_(computer) http://inventors.about.com/od/estartinventions/a/Eniac.htm http://www.columbia.edu/cu/computinghistory/eniac.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bombe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_Inc. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SCELBI http://history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Personal/Altair.html http://technologizer.com/2011/04/17/15-amazing-computing-rarities-of-the-1990s/3/

15: Shown left are all of the sources that i used for information and pictures used in this book.

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