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med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
med122 brief history of the computer lecture
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  • 1. #med122 A brief history of the computer… 1
  • 2. YouTube playlist  http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL57020298F07835 A1&feature=mh_lolz 2
  • 3. Pre-history…  3000 BC - first dust abacus  1800 BC – first algorithms  500 BC – first wire and bead based abacus  200 AD – Chinese ‘Suanpan’ computing tray 3
  • 4. 1614 - John Napier 4
  • 5. 1642 – Blaise Pascal
  • 6. 1642 – Blaise Pascal Mechanical calculator
  • 7. 1671 – Gottfried Liebniz Binary numeral system
  • 8. 1671 – Gottfried Liebniz the first computer scientist or information theorist (see Martin Davis, 2000)
  • 9. 1801 - Joseph Marie Jaquard
  • 10. 1801 - Joseph Marie Jaquard Jacquard loom
  • 11. 1822 – Charles Babbage originated the concept of a programmable computer (see Tanenbaum, 2007: p7)
  • 12. Difference Engine
  • 13. 1822 – Charles Babbage the father of modern computer (see Halacy, 1970)
  • 14. 1842-1843 – Ada Lovelace First computer program
  • 15. 1890 - Herman Hollerith
  • 16. 1936 – Alan Turing
  • 17. 1937-42 - ABC Atanasoff-Berry 18
  • 18. 1936-41 – Zuse Z3 19
  • 19. 1943 - Mark I Colossus 20
  • 20. 1943 – ENIAC 21
  • 21. 1947 – The Manchester ‘Baby’ 22
  • 22. 1951 – UNIVAC 23
  • 23. 1951 – UNIVAC 24
  • 24. 1956 – John Bardeen & Walter Brattain 25
  • 25. 1959 – Gordon Noyce & Robert Moore
  • 26. 1959 – Jack Kilby
  • 27. 28
  • 28. 1959 - Jean Hoerni The planar process
  • 29. 1960 – DEC PDP-1 30
  • 30. 1962 - Spacewar (MIT) 31
  • 31. 1966 – Hewlett Packard 2115
  • 32. 1968 – NM Electronics Noyce & Moore, together with Andrew Grove
  • 33. Integrated Electronics
  • 34. 1971 – Intel 4004
  • 35. 1972 – Intel 8008
  • 36. 1975 – Popular Electronics magazine
  • 37. 1975 – Altair 8800 38
  • 38. April 1st 1976 – Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak
  • 39. 1976 – Apple I
  • 40. 1977 – Apple II
  • 41. 1978 – VisiCalc
  • 42. 1977 – Commodore Pet
  • 43. 1977 – Atari VCS
  • 44. 1977 – TRS-80
  • 45. 1979 – Atari 400/800
  • 46. 1980 – Hewlett Packard HP-85
  • 47. 1980 – Sinclair ZX80
  • 48. 1981 – Sinclair ZX81
  • 49. 1981 – Commodore Vic-20
  • 50. 1981 – Osborne-1
  • 51. 1981 – IBM 5150
  • 52. 1981 – IBM 5150
  • 53. 1981 – Bill Gates & MS-DOS
  • 54. Tim Paterson - QDOS
  • 55. 1981 – BBC Micro
  • 56. 1981 – BBC Micro
  • 57. 1982 – Commodore 64
  • 58. 1982 – Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • 59. 1982 – Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • 60. 1982 – Dragon 32
  • 61. 1982 – Jupiter Ace
  • 62. 1982 – Oric-1
  • 63. 1983 – Apple Lisa
  • 64. 1984 – Apple Macintosh
  • 65. 1984 - Apple
  • 66. Bill Gates at Mac World ‘84
  • 67. Commodore
  • 68. Tandy 1000 69
  • 69. 1984 - Amstrad CPC-464 Sir Alan Sugar 70
  • 70. 1985 – Commodore Amiga 71
  • 71. 1985 – Commodore Amiga 72
  • 72. 1985 - Windows 1.01 73
  • 73. 1986 - Compaq
  • 74. 1988 - NeXT
  • 75. 1992 – Windows 3.1
  • 76. 1994 – Gateway 2000
  • 77. 1995 – Windows 95
  • 78.  1 - What was your first experience of using a computer?  2 - What was the first computer you ever bought (if at all), and what considerations did you have to take on board when making the purchasing decision?  3 - Have you ever physically built or modified a computer?  4 - Do you think computer engineering/science should be taught at school?  5 - How important do you think a knowledge of how computers work is in understanding their potential/limitations?  6 - What do you know about the Raspberry Pi project, and how successful do you think it will be? 79

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