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A Short History of Computers

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prepared for a 4th/5th grade class around 2009

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A Short History of Computers

  1. 1. A Short History of Computers
  2. 2. Abacus 3000 BC
  3. 3. TVs had vacuum tubes also
  4. 4. ENIAC 1946
  5. 5. Transistors
  6. 6. Personal Computers
  7. 7. Computer Programming Languages
  8. 8. Internet & Applications • 1963 Graphical User Interface – Mouse, Hypertext, Outlining, Douglas Engelbart – Sketchpad, first interactive drawing program, Ivan Sutherland • 1969 ARPANET connected 4 computers – University of California at Los Angeles – SRI (in Stanford) – University of California at Santa Barbara – University of Utah • 1972: The first e-mail program • 1973: TCP/IP • 1976: Ethernet • 1993: World Wide Web created • 1995: Shockwave & Flash first released • 1998: Google website launched • 2004: FlickR website launched • 2005: YouTube website launched • 2007: Shoes released!

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