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S: History of Computers

BC: So as you probably learned from my book, computers have come an extremely long way sense they were created, I mean were almost to that point where we have pens in our pockets that are just like pens! I learned a lot from this project and I am really glad that we were able to do it.

FC: History of Computers by David Isaiah Archuleta

1: Computer History Mixbook David Isaiah Archuleta March 18th, 2010 8th Period Mrs. Dominguez Computer Technology

2: Originally named the V1, the Z1 began development in 1936 by Germany's Konrad Zuse in his parents living room and today is considered the first electrical binary programmable computer. The Z1 had a 64 word memory (each word contained 22 bits) and a clock speed of 1 Hz. To program the Z1, it required the user insert punch tape into a punch tape reader and all output was also generated through punch tape.

4: Short for Atanasoff-Berry Computer, the ABC started being developed by Professor John Vincent Atanasoff and graduate student Cliff Berry in 1937 and continued to be developed until 1942 at the Iowa State College (now Iowa State University). On October 19, 1973, US Federal Earl R. Larson signed his decision that the ENIAC patent by Eckert and Mauchly was invalid and named Atanasoff the inventor of the electronic digital computer

6: A Smile As Sweet As Spring

7: Short for Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator, the ENIAC was invented by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly at the University of Pennsylvania and began construction in 1943 and was not completed until 1946. It occupied about 1800 square and used about 18000 vacuum tubes, weighing almost 50 tons. While not completed until the end of World War II, the ENIAC was created to help with the war efforts against German forces.

8: April Showers Bring May Flowers | Short for Electronic Delay Storage Automatic Calculator, EDSAC is an early British computer that is considered to be the first stored program electronic computer that was created at the University of Cambridge in England. The computer performed its first calculation on May 6, 1949 and was the computer that rain the first graphical computer game.

10: In 1975 Ed Roberts coined the term personal computer when he introduced the Altair 8800. Although the first personal computer is considered to be the Kenback-1, which was first introduced for $750 in 1971. The computer relied on a series of switches for inputting data and output data by turning on and off a series of lights.

11: it's always spring in a mother's heart

12: spring: a. The season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May. b. A time of growth and renewal. | Although never sold, the firs workstation is considered to be the Xerox Alto, introduced in 1974. The computer was revolutionary for its time and included a fully functional computer, display, and mouse. The computer operated like many computers today utilizing windows, menus and icons as an interface to its operating system.

14: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.

15: The first portable computer or laptop is considered to be the Osborne I, a portable computer developed by Adam Osborne that weighed 24 pounds, a 5 inch display, 64 KB of memory, two 5 1/4" floppy drives, and a modem.

16: "Blossom by blossom the spring begins"

17: It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.

18: The first PC alone was developed by Compaq, the "Compaq Portable" was released in March 1983 and was 100% compatible with IBM computers and software that ran on IBM computers.

19: A Smile As Sweet As Spring

20: Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring | The Apple I, is the first Apple computer and sold for $666.66. The computer kit was developed by Steve Wozniak in 1976 and contained a 6502 8-bit processor and 4 kb of memory, which was expandable to 8 or 48 kb if expansion cards were used. Although the Apple I had a fully assembled circuit board the kit still required a power supply, display, keyboard, and case to be operational

22: Short for Universal Automatic Computer, the UNIVAC I, a trademark of t he Unisys Corporation, was released in 1951 and 1952 when first developed by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly. The UNIVAC is an electrical computer containing thousands of vacuum tubes that utilizes punch cards and switches for inputting dad and punch cards for outputting and storing date.

24: In the revolution of miniature computers, scientists are ahead with bluetooth technology... see the forthcoming computers within our pockets... this pen sort of instrument produces both the monitor as well as the keyboard on flat surfaces from where you can just carry out the normal operations you do on your desktop.

26: References | http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm www.wikipedia.org http://www.rense.com/generals69/future.htm

27: Glossary | Computer: an electronic device designed to accept data, perform prescribed mathematical and logical operations at high speed, and display the results

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  • Title: Computer History
  • David Isaiah Archuleta 8th Period Computer Tech Mrs. Dominguez
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