History of computers Carley and Kate Info Tech 8 Dixon
Definition <ul><li>A computer is a programmable machine that receives input, stores and manipulates data, and provides out...
Who introduced it  <ul><li>Charles Babbage was the first person to introduce the idea of &quot;programmable machines“ he n...
The first computers <ul><li>The first general-purpose electronic computer, was made in 1946  </li></ul><ul><li>It was call...
Who invented it <ul><li>John Presper Eckert, born in 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended the University of Penns...
Computers over the years 1946 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
Computers today
Peripheral Devices <ul><li>Devices that connect to the computer. Keyboards, microphones, scanners, printers and computer m...
Popular computer brands
Newer generation of the computer <ul><li>Laptops are a newer technology of the computer. Their easier to move around and c...
A few other facts <ul><li>Question: Who invented the mouse? Answer: Douglas Engelbart. Question: Who invented the keyboard...
Thanks for watching!
Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.buzzle.com/articles/who-invented-the-computer.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://inventors.abou...
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  1. 1. History of computers Carley and Kate Info Tech 8 Dixon
  2. 2. Definition <ul><li>A computer is a programmable machine that receives input, stores and manipulates data, and provides output in a useful format. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Who introduced it <ul><li>Charles Babbage was the first person to introduce the idea of &quot;programmable machines“ he never thought of the idea of desktop computers or laptops. </li></ul>
  4. 4. The first computers <ul><li>The first general-purpose electronic computer, was made in 1946 </li></ul><ul><li>It was called ENIAC, which stands for; Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who invented it <ul><li>John Presper Eckert, born in 1919, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attended the University of Pennsylvania, taking the Moore Engineering School. </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Computers over the years 1946 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
  7. 7. Computers today
  8. 8. Peripheral Devices <ul><li>Devices that connect to the computer. Keyboards, microphones, scanners, printers and computer mice are all examples of Peripheral Devices </li></ul><ul><li>Peripheral Devices are split into three categories, Input, Output and Storage. </li></ul><ul><li>Input devices give control signals to the computer </li></ul>
  9. 9. Popular computer brands
  10. 10. Newer generation of the computer <ul><li>Laptops are a newer technology of the computer. Their easier to move around and can fit on your lap. </li></ul>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. 11. A few other facts <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Thanks for watching!
  13. 13. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.buzzle.com/articles/who-invented-the-computer.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://inventors.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/mauchly%2Deckert.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.theitlibrary.com/Hardware/peripheral.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://inventors.about.com/library/blcoindex.htm </li></ul>

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