The History Of Computers Corie DeLashmutt
First Generation The Vacuum Tube Age   (1951-57) <ul><li>1951-Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert Jr.  introduce the...
Continued…. <ul><li>1952- Dr. Grace Hopper introduces the A6 Compiler, the first example of software that converts high-le...
Second Gener ation The Transistor Age (1958-63) <ul><li>This generation began with the first computers built with transist...
Continued…. <ul><li>1958- Introduction of computers built with transistors-a 1947 Bell Laboratories invention </li></ul><u...
Continued …. <ul><li>1965- Introduction of the BASIC programming language, and the Digital Equipment Corporation introduce...
Fourth Generation The Microprocessor Age (1970-1979) <ul><li>1970- Introduction of computers built with chips that used LS...
Fifth Generation The Age of Connectivity ( 1980-present) <ul><li>1980-IBM asks Bill Gates to develop an operating system <...
Continued….. <ul><li>1990- Microsoft releases Windows 3.0 </li></ul><ul><li>1991- Release of the World Wide Web standards ...
Continued….. <ul><li>1995- Intel begins shipping the Pentium Pro microprocessor </li></ul><ul><li>1995- Microsoft releases...
Continued….. <ul><li>2000- Napster is prohibited from traded copyrighted music on its site </li></ul><ul><li>2001- Microso...
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The History Of Computers Corie DeLashmutt

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

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