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A short history of the computer

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  • MED102-MAC129 A Short History of the Computer Neil Perryman, October 5th, 2010
  • Computer has roots in pre-history • 3000BC - First Dust Abacus • 1800BC - First Algorithims • 500BC - First Wire & Bead Abacus • 200AD - Chinese Computing Tray
  • 1620 - John Napier Invents Slide Rule
  • 1664 - Pascal’s Mechanical Calculator
  • 1801 - Joseph-Marie Laquard
  • 1822 - Charles Babbage
  • 1890 - Herman Hollerith
  • 1937 - ABC Atansoff-Berry Computer
  • 1943 - Mark 1 Colossus
  • 1943 - ENIAC
  • 1947 - The Manchester ‘Baby’
  • 1951 - UNIVAC
  • Important Inventions • 1956 - John Bardeen & Walter Brattain invent the Transistor Amplifier • 1959 - Noyce and Moore invent the microchip
  • 1960 - DEC PDP-1
  • 1966 - Hewlett Packard 2115
  • 1971 - Intel 4004
  • 1974 - Intel 8008
  • Popular Electronics Magazine, January 1975
  • 1975 - Altair 8800
  • April 1st, 1976 Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak start Apple
  • 1975 - Apple I
  • 1977 - Apple II
  • 1978 - VisiCalc
  • 1977 - Commodore PET
  • 1977 - Atari VCS
  • 1977 - TSR-80
  • 1979 - Atari 400/800
  • 1980 - Hewlett Packard HP-85
  • 1980 - Sinclair ZX80
  • 1981 - Sinclair ZX81
  • 1981 - Commodore VIC-20
  • 1981 - Osborne-1
  • 1981 - IBM 5150
  • 1981 - Bill Gates and MS-DOS
  • 1981
  • 1981 - BBC Micro
  • 1982 - Commodore 64
  • 1982 - Sinclair ZX Spectrum
  • 1982 - Dragon 32
  • 1982 - Jupiter ACE
  • 1982 - ORIC-1
  • 1983 - Apple Lisa
  • 1984 - Apple Macintosh
  • 1985 - Windows 1.01
  • 1984 - Sinclair QL
  • 1984 - Amstrad CPC-464
  • 1985 - Commodore Amiga
  • 1988 - NEXT Cube
  • 1995 - Windows 95