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    • The History Of Computers Corie DeLashmutt
    • First Generation The Vacuum Tube Age (1951-57)
      • 1951-Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert Jr. introduce the UNIVAC, the first commercially available electronic digital computer
      • Computers were built with Vacuum tubes
      • - electronic tubes that were made out of glass and were about the size of light bulbs
    • Continued….
      • 1952- Dr. Grace Hopper introduces the A6 Compiler, the first example of software that converts high-level language symbols into instructions that a computer can execute
      • 1951-1953- IBM adds computers to its business equipment products and sells over 1,000 IBM 650 systems
      • 1957- Introduction of first high-level programming language-FORTRAN (FORmula TRANslator)
    • Second Gener ation The Transistor Age (1958-63)
      • This generation began with the first computers built with transistors, small devices that transfer electronic signals across a resistor
      • - these new computers were faster, smaller and more reliable than the first generation
    • Continued….
      • 1958- Introduction of computers built with transistors-a 1947 Bell Laboratories invention
      • 1959- Introduction of the removable disk pack and General Electric Corporation introduces ERMA
      • 1964- IBM introduces its system/360 line of compatible computers, which can all use the same programs and peripherals
    • Continued ….
      • 1965- Introduction of the BASIC programming language, and the Digital Equipment Corporation introduces the first minicomputer
      • 1969- Introduction of ARPANET and the beginning of the Internet!!!!!
    • Fourth Generation The Microprocessor Age (1970-1979)
      • 1970- Introduction of computers built with chips that used LSI (large-scale integration)
      • 1975- The MITS, Inc., Altair becomes the first commercially successful microcomputer, selling for less than $400 a kit
      • 1977- Apple introduces the easy to use “hobbyist” computer
      • 1979- Introduction of the first public information services-Compuserve and the Source
    • Fifth Generation The Age of Connectivity ( 1980-present)
      • 1980-IBM asks Bill Gates to develop an operating system
      • 1981- Introduction of the IBM PC, which contains an Intel microprocessor chip and Microsoft’s MS-DOS operating system
      • 1984- Apple introduces the Macintosh Computer, with a easy-to-use graphical user interface
      • 1985-Microsoft introduces its Windows graphical user interface
    • Continued…..
      • 1990- Microsoft releases Windows 3.0
      • 1991- Release of the World Wide Web standards that describe the framework of linking documents on different computers
      • 1992- Apple introduces the Newton Message Pad, a personal digital assistant (PDA) that incorporates a pen interface and wireless communication
    • Continued…..
      • 1995- Intel begins shipping the Pentium Pro microprocessor
      • 1995- Microsoft releases Windows 95
      • 1996 More than 50 million PCs sold and more thsn 250 million PCs in use worldwide
      • 1998- Microsoft releases Office 98 integrated with Internet Explorer 4.0
      • 1999- First virus is released which infects over 1 million computers, that uses Outlook contacts to send itself via e-mail
    • Continued…..
      • 2000- Napster is prohibited from traded copyrighted music on its site
      • 2001- Microsoft releases Windows XP and Office XP
      • 2003- Apple opens the iTunes music store with over 700,000 songs that users can buy and download for $.99
      • 2005- Wireless connections to the internet(WiFi) allow the public to to access the internet at airports, hotels and many cafes