Computer and Technology Timelines

Staying on top of technology is so important in this day and age. But do you know what’s also important? Knowing the history and evolution of our beloved technology.

 

Do you recognize the name Charles Babbage? What about the name J.V. Atanasoff? Do you the significance of the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator? If you can’t answer any of these questions, perhaps you should take a look at the websites below.

 

(And for the record: Charles Babbage, mathematician and pioneer of computing - John Vincent Atanasoff, The father of the computer - Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, first programmable general-purpose electronic digital computer)

 

The Pioneers, Important People, Computers and Software in Computer History:

Babbage’s Difference Engine - the computer history museum

Herman Hollerith’s Punch Card System and Tabulating Machine - Columbia University

John Vincent Atanasoff, Computer Pioneers

Atanasoff Berry Computer

What is ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Calculator)?

John Mauchly & J. Presper Eckert - Computing Engineers and Pioneers

The Integrated Circuit of Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce

COBOL and FORTRAN (from IBM)

Douglas Engelbart, the forgotten hero of modern computing

Doug Engelbart...."Father of the Mouse"

DRAM (Dynamic Random Access Memory) Memory Chip

Andy Grove and Intel’s Move From Memory to Microprocessors

The Floppy Disk – IBM

The IBM 5100 -- The History of Computing Project

Steve Jobs & Steve Wozniak

Steve Wozniak Biography

Steve Wozniak - Inventor, Engineer, Computer Programmer

History of Apple: The story of Steve Jobs and the company he founded

Internet Pioneers

Computer pioneers

 

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