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FC: Computers of the world By Miranda Webster March 16, 2010 Period 6

1: I dedicate this to all the people that played a part in making computers. Since i didn't find a simple answer I just will say that everybody that was mentioned in making some kind of computer gets this dedication | 1

2: Page 1 Page 4-5 Page 6-7 Page 8-9 Page 10 | Dedication Who invented first Computer? Bio of John Atanasoff Reference Page Glossary | Table Of Content | 2

3: Cartoonized Computer | 3

4: Who invented the first computer? Who invented the first computer is not a simple answer. There have been a lot of major milestones throughout history that warrant mentioning. The adventure starts in the year 1936. 1936- Konrad Zuse invented the Z1 computer. This was the first computer that was freely programmable. 1942- John Atanasoff and Clifford Berry created the ABC computer. 1944- John Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly came up with idea for the ENIAC 1 computer. It was the first real scenario where vacuum tubes were used. 1948- Frederic Williams and Tom Kilburn invented the Manchester Baby Computer and the Williams Tube. 1951- John Presper Eckert and John W. Mauchly create the UNIVAC Computer. 1962- Steve Russell and MIT invent the Spacewar Computer Game, which was the very first functional computer game on record. 1973- Robert Metcalfe and Xerox combined talents and ushered in new era with the advent of Ethernet Computer Networking. 1984- Apple invented the Macintosh Computer. It was the first affordable home computer and created an entirely new revolution in desk top computing. | 4

5: This is Konrad Zuse, the guy that was one of the first to create the first computer. | 5

6: This is John Atanasoff, another one of the first people to create a computer. | 6

7: Biography of John Atanasoff In 1939, John Vincent Atansoff developed the Atanasoff Berry Computer with Clifford Berry. The ABC used binary math to solve differential equations. The ABC had no central processing unit (CPU), but it did employ vacuum tubes and other components similar to those used in later electronic computers. 1903- he was born October 4 in Hamilton, New York 1939- Atanasoff developed the Atanasoff Berry Computer (ABC) with Clifford Berry. 1973- U.S. Court declares that the ENIAC computer is a copy of the ABC. 1995- Died June 15 in Frederick, Maryland. | 7

8: Retrieved photo of computer on March 16, 2010 from http://www.hudsonlibrary.org/Hudson%20Website/Computer%20Lab/MPj04100840000%5B1%5D.jpg Retrieved photo of computer on March 16, 2010 from http://www.sb.fsu.edu/~xray/Images/DellComputer.jpg Retrieved info on “who invented the first computer” on March 16, 2010 from http://news.everestonline.edu/post/2009/07/invented-first-computer Retrieved info on the biography of John Atanasoff on March 23, 2010 from http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventors/atanasoff.htm Retrieved photo of future computer on March 23, 2010 from http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/511XKKSdpLL._SL500_AA280_.jpg Retrieved photo of Cartoonized Computer on March 23, 2010 from https://tonkay.wikispaces.com/file/view/Computer.JPG/42646461/Computer.JPG | References | 8

9: Future Computer | 9

10: Advent- The coming or arrival, especially of something extremely important. Revolution- A sudden or momentous change in a situation. Binary- Characterized by or consisting of two parts or components; twofold. Differential- Of, relating to, or showing a difference. Employ- To engage the services of; put to work. Processing- A series of actions, changes, or functions bringing about a result. | Glossary | 10

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  • Title: Computers of the world
  • This is the history of computers, it is a presentation for my sixth period class for third trimester in Mrs. Dominguez's class.
  • Tags: computer technology
  • Published: almost 8 years ago