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  • 1. History of computers Carley and Kate Info Tech 8 Dixon
  • 2. Definition
    • A computer is a programmable machine that receives input, stores and manipulates data, and provides output in a useful format.
  • 3. Who introduced it
    • Charles Babbage was the first person to introduce the idea of "programmable machines“ he never thought of the idea of desktop computers or laptops.
  • 4. The first computers
    • The first general-purpose electronic computer, was made in 1946
    • It was called ENIAC, which stands for; Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer.
  • 5. Who invented it
    • John Presper Eckert, born in 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended the University of Pennsylvania, taking the Moore Engineering School.
    • John William Mauchly, born in 1907, Cincinnati, Ohio, studied engineering at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Engineering, but eventually started looking into the Physics department
  • 6. Computers over the years 1946 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
  • 7. Computers today
  • 8. Peripheral Devices
    • Devices that connect to the computer. Keyboards, microphones, scanners, printers and computer mice are all examples of Peripheral Devices
    • Peripheral Devices are split into three categories, Input, Output and Storage.
    • Input devices give control signals to the computer
  • 9. Popular computer brands
  • 10. Newer generation of the computer
    • Laptops are a newer technology of the computer. Their easier to move around and can fit on your lap.
    Ipad’s are also a newer technology that can be hand held. They are touch screen and super thin. You can download apps of any kind for free too.
  • 11. A few other facts
    • Question: Who invented the mouse? Answer: Douglas Engelbart. Question: Who invented the keyboard? Answer: Christopher Latham Sholes. Question: Who invented the computer compiler? Answer: Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper. Question: Who invented the computer monitor? Answer: Allen B. DuMont. Question: Who invented the computer printer? Answer: Chester Carlson.
  • 12. Thanks for watching!
  • 13. Bibliography
    • http://www.buzzle.com/articles/who-invented-the-computer.html
    • http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/mauchly%2Deckert.html
    • http://www.theitlibrary.com/Hardware/peripheral.html
    • http://inventors.about.com/library/blcoindex.htm