BC: By: Nique Beltran For Mr. Winkelman's Interactive Tech
1: This a man working at a old computer monitor from the 1940s to 50s. | This is the Eniac, one of the first electric computers. It is very large. | It weighed 30 tons and took up 1800 square feet. It also cost $500,000 dollars.
2: Around this time, people eventually had a few computers around a mainframe. | The people otherwise had to take turns on the computers. Usually they only got a hour or so on the computer until they had to give up the computer to some one else.
3: The first Apple computer,made in 1976, was sold publicly for $666.66 | It was sold as a fully constructed chip missing its keyboard, video display, power supply and case. | This computer is now considered a collectors item. Currently only 40 to 50 Apple 1s still exist. | In 1977 the Apple I was not manufactured by October of that year, Apple focusing on the Apple 2.
4: The Apple 1's successor is this computer, the Apple 2. | The Apple II was introduced in 1977 and produced until 1993. | It had an 8-bit screen and sound. It sold for almost $1,300 dollars. Also has a Apple DOS inside of it.
5: This the Apple II's successor, the Apple III. Unlike its 2 predecessors, it was a major flop. | It had a interchangeable keyboard in qwerty fashion or dvorak. However it also had no air vent or fan, thus often overheating. It cost more than most computers on the market at the time.
6: 4.22.10 | Eventually computers became a bit more like what we have now, although the mainframe was still stuck to the monitor.
7: Then the mainframe went under the computer or attached to it on the end. | Windows and the mouse were later created and thus came this computer...... | Most computers at this time couldn't do much as the ones we have now.
8: Eventually the mainframe became separated from the monitor and just attached to it instead or not even there at all!
9: But, eventually, the personal computer became even more personal as the laptop became available to the public. | The computers mouse was replaced with a pad for moving the cursor around.
10: Now computers look like this... and some are so small that they are looking like this!!!
11: And maybe, if we're lucky, we'll get computers that can do this!!!
12: Bibliography: | http://decidingedge.com/gadget/the-apple-3-reviewed/