The History of Computers

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The History of Computers by Mind Map: The History of Computers

1. The Antikythera mechanism is a calculator

1.1. It's 2000 years old

2. The Leibniz Step Reckoner - 1673

2.1. The first four fuction calculator!

3. Charles Babbage's Difference Engine

3.1. Designed in 1849. 8,000 parts, 5 tons, 11 feet long

4. Curta Calculators

4.1. Popular from the 1940's through to the 1970's. These had up 600 moving parts!

5. Electronic computers

5.1. These were made in the 1940's

6. The Colossus

6.1. This was the world's first programmable, electronic and digital computer!

6.1.1. It was used by British in the Second World War.

7. Computers with microprocessors and microchips in the 1970's.

8. The IBM Personal Computer

8.1. This led the way in the 1980's

8.1.1. It was very sucessful!

9. The Apple Macintosh

9.1. This was the competition of the IBM Personal Computer

10. Through the 1980's to 2000's computers became much more powerful.

10.1. These were still monitors, keyboards and mice!

11. In 2007 born the Smartphone

11.1. This combined a mobile phone with an Internet connected touch screen...

12. The first tablet computer

12.1. In 2010, It was innovative and hugely influential

13. The Turing Machine

13.1. 1939 -The first computer engineered to combat the encriptions made by Nazi's enigma machine....

14. The Eniac - 1946

14.1. Consists of vaccum tubes. This was big and calculated artilery firing tables.

15. The modem - 1950's

15.1. These were used by US Air Force, but the first commercial ones were made a decade later!

16. The first Hard Drive - 1957

16.1. The RAMAC

16.1.1. Held 5mB of data and was so big!

17. Fortran - 1957

17.1. The first ever programming language.

18. The mouse - 1964

19. RAM - 1968

20. The Arpanet - 1969

20.1. This was the first net!

21. Intel 4004 - 1971

21.1. This was the first commercially available microprocessor

22. The Floppy Disk - 1971

22.1. They became commerically available in this year for IBM.

23. c - The Programmin Language - 1972

23.1. Developed by Dennis Ritchie at the AT&T Bell Labs

24. Pong - 1972

24.1. It was a video game of the first generation of video game consoles

25. The ethernet cable - 1973

25.1. Developed at XEROX PARC. Ethernet data transfer rates have been increased from the original 2.94 mb/s

26. The Altair 8800 - 1975

26.1. The personal computar based on the intel 8008 cpu, ran on the Altair basic with 200 khz to 800 khz.

27. C++ - 1979

27.1. Based on C, this have classes and a tiny bit of syntax change

28. MSDOS - 1980

28.1. An operating systeam for a new PC!

29. Pac-Man - 1980

29.1. An addictive video game!

30. Commadore 64 - 1982

30.1. The Highest selling computer of all time! 64 kilobytes of ram.

31. Mac OS - 1984

31.1. This Operative system brought the graphicla interface!

32. Windows 1.0 - 1985

32.1. It could multitask and had more graphical support!

33. HTML - 1990

33.1. Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) is the standard markup language for creating web pages and web applications.

34. PhotoShop - 1990

34.1. The first photoshop had no layers but had filters, brushes and file types.

35. The WWW - 1991

35.1. The World Wide Web or Web, is an information space where documents and other web resources are identified by Uniform Resource Locators (URLs)

36. Intel Pentium - 1993

36.1. It's the sucesor of the intel 486. It started from being the top of the line processor a the time.

37. The Playstation1 - 1994

37.1. The PlayStation is a home video game console developed and marketed by Sony Computer Entertainment

38. Windows 95 - 1995

38.1. It is a consumer-oriented operating system developed by Microsoft as part of its Windows 9x family of operating systems.