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FC: The History of Computers

1: Blaise Pascal's pascaline. This was a calculator he invented to help his father with all the calculations for his owned taxes.

2: Alan Turing was the first to make a modern computer. He used this to decode codes from the Nazis during World War Two.

3: The Jacquard Loom was invented in the 18th century to make silk weaving easier. It was invented by Joseph-Marie Jacquard.

4: The ENIAC, electronic numerical integrator and computer, was created in 1946. It was used to calculate artillery rounds for America's ballistic research laboratory.

5: The first commercial computers weren't sold until 1951. They were meant to be used in scientific research not commercial. They were also used by the census in March 1951. | The first modern main frame was used in corporate and governmental organizations.

6: The Personal computer first came around in the 1940s as kits.

7: Computers never had a mouse until Douglas Engelbart did for the Apple Lisa and soon after all apple products.

8: Computers now have evolved from the first PCs and Apple computers.

9: Computers are still getting better with each new addition. They are coming out with laser projection virtual keyboards. Also more computers and devices like are becoming touch screens. Soon keyboards and mouses could be a thing of the past.


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