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Transcript of Computing
Jack Kilby invented the integrated circuit at Texas Instruments in 1958. Comprised of only a transistor and other components on a slice of germanium, Kilby's invention, 7/16-by-1/16-inches in size, revolutionized the electronics industry
The first operating system 1925
Computers have come a long way in the last 50 years. In 1963, computers weighed hundreds of thousands of kilos and were the size of refrigerators. They were slow, cumbersome and cost so much that only
and the U.S. government could afford them.
Today, computers are everywhere -- on our desks, in our laps and in our pockets. Computers play games and movies. They connect us through sight, sound and text while providing us instant access
to virtually the sum total knowledge of all mankind. And they're so cheap they're now found in almost
every home in Australia.
But this is just t
he beginning. A
s amazing as the last half-centur
y has been
, experts tell us that com
logy is still only in its awkward
What can we expect from computers in the years ahead?
The first stored program computer
In my thoughts this computer is the very first computer as we know a computer as. This is not saying that there where not computers before it. The early British computer known as the EDSAC is considered to be the first stored program electronic computer (fancy words for computer with a screen. The computer performed its first calculation on May 6, 1949 and was the computer that ran the first graphical computer game, nicknamed "Baby"
The First computer program
The Analytical Engine - an engine created by Ada Byron (the Lady Lovelace) and a person named Babbage - Ada suggested to Babbage writing a plan for how the engine might calculate Bernoulli numbers. This plan, is now regarded as the first "computer program."
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