The Untold History Of The Computer

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Computer have come a long way since their inception, evolving from big machines for simple calculations to compact devices that fit in your pocket. In this video, we’ll explore how computer have taken over the world, revolutionizing the way we live and work.

1930s: The Beginning of Calculating Machines

  • The 1930s marked the start of calculating machines, considered the first programmable computer. Conrad Zeus created the Z1 in 1936, known as the first programmable computer, assembling it in his parents’ living room in Berlin.

1940s: Computer Fill Entire Rooms

  • Computer like the ENIAC, created by John Mockley during World War II, filled entire rooms and weighed 30 tons. The ENIAC could calculate thousands of problems per second, marking the beginning of the computer age.

1950s: Computer for Scientific Research

  • In the 1950s, computers were mainly used for scientific and engineering research. The JOHNIAC, completed in 1954, was described as a helpful assistant for mathematicians, weighing over 2 tons with 5,000 vacuum tubes.

1960s: The First Desktop Computer

  • The Programmer 101 became the first desktop computer sold to the average consumer in 1965, changing the computing landscape. It weighed 65 pounds, was the size of a typewriter, and had 37 keys and a built-in printer.

1970s: Personal Computer Go Mainstream

  • Personal computers became popular in the 1970s, with the Xerox Alto paving the way for Apple. The Xerox Alto, created in the 70s, was a personal computer with a mouse, keyboard, and screen.

1980s: Apple’s Macintosh Revolution

  • Apple’s Macintosh, introduced in 1984, was a game-changer with its interface of windows and icons. It weighed 22 pounds, had a 9-inch screen, and cost $2495.

1990s: The Rise of Self-Expression

  • Apple’s iMac G3, launched in 1998, was customizable and featured a bandai blue clear casing. It weighed 38 pounds and included USB ports, a keyboard, and a mouse.

2000s: The Era of Laptops

  • Laptops became increasingly popular in the early 2000s, especially after Apple launched its MacBook Air in 2008. The MacBook Air was incredibly thin, measuring only 0.76 inches thick.

Present Day: Tablets and Beyond

  • Today, computer come in all shapes and sizes, including tablets, which are simple touch screens without a keyboard and mouse. Despite tablet sales declining, 33 million tablets were sold in 2018.

Computer have revolutionized the way we live and work, and their evolution continues to shape our future. Whether it’s a desktop, laptop, or tablet, computers have become an integral part of our daily lives, helping us stay connected and productive.

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