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History of computers Br. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ Ateneo de Davao University
history Looking at our past  so as we can better understand today and plan well for the future.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. GEORGE SANTAYANA
 
 
 
 
 
 
Technology is: anything that wasn’t around when you were born. ALAN KAY
operate the machine Consider these planes (an ancient tool): their designers sought fitness for use, ease of use, good con...
pre-computer <ul><li>Most of the qualities we seek in a machine have been valued through the ages.  </li></ul><ul><li>usef...
start computer history? where would you
characteristic statement of the time <ul><li>The  abacus , also called a  counting frame , is a calculating tool used prim...
 
mechanical 1650 1940 Pascaline – first mechanical computing machines
electronic 1940 1960 Vacuum tubes invented = transition to electronics
electronic 1940 1960 ENIAC (first electronic computer) – 1946
electronic 1940 1960 1948 – transistor invented (replaced vaccuum tubes)
mini 1960 1975 Integrated circuits are born equivalent of millions of transistors
 
the mac taps into pent-up desire for ease and pleasure of use  Then, during the  1984 Superbowl, you see the first commerc...
network 1990 present
Ergonomic tips in using computers Ergonomics   is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the wo...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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History and health issues in using computers

  1. 1. History of computers Br. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ Ateneo de Davao University
  2. 2. history Looking at our past so as we can better understand today and plan well for the future.
  3. 3. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. GEORGE SANTAYANA
  4. 10. Technology is: anything that wasn’t around when you were born. ALAN KAY
  5. 11. operate the machine Consider these planes (an ancient tool): their designers sought fitness for use, ease of use, good control, long-lasting materials, a good feel in the hand, efficiency of operation, precise adjustment. In use over time, these tools come to be loved by their owners.
  6. 12. pre-computer <ul><li>Most of the qualities we seek in a machine have been valued through the ages. </li></ul><ul><li>useful </li></ul><ul><li>usable </li></ul><ul><li>desirable </li></ul><ul><li>affordable for the right people </li></ul><ul><li>appropriately complex </li></ul><ul><li>appropriately styled </li></ul><ul><li>appropriately adaptable, extensible, malleable </li></ul><ul><li>overall, having “good fit” with people, context, activity, result </li></ul>
  7. 13. start computer history? where would you
  8. 14. characteristic statement of the time <ul><li>The abacus , also called a counting frame , is a calculating tool used primarily in parts of Asia for performing arithmetic processes </li></ul>
  9. 16. mechanical 1650 1940 Pascaline – first mechanical computing machines
  10. 17. electronic 1940 1960 Vacuum tubes invented = transition to electronics
  11. 18. electronic 1940 1960 ENIAC (first electronic computer) – 1946
  12. 19. electronic 1940 1960 1948 – transistor invented (replaced vaccuum tubes)
  13. 20. mini 1960 1975 Integrated circuits are born equivalent of millions of transistors
  14. 22. the mac taps into pent-up desire for ease and pleasure of use Then, during the 1984 Superbowl, you see the first commercial for the Macintosh (directed by Ridley Scott of Blade Runner fame). A crowd of solemn men is gathered in a gloomy auditorium, listening to a ranting bureaucrat on a huge screen. Think of a world full of command-line interfaces… An athletic woman in colorful clothing runs into the auditorium, carrying a huge hammer… … which she throws into the screen, smashing the image and voice of the status quo. hello.
  15. 23. network 1990 present
  16. 24. Ergonomic tips in using computers Ergonomics is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker. Proper ergonomic design is necessary to prevent repetitive strain injuries, which can develop over time and can lead to long-term disability
  17. 33. An ounce of Prevention is worth a pound of cure !

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