Technology Time line of The Computer. By: Jacob Hopkins. ENIAC (Main Frame) - February 14,1946.
By: Jacob Hopkins
Electronic Numerical Integrator And Computer or ENIAC was, in my opinion the first computer. The size of the computer was 8 by 3 by 100 feet. And took up 1800 square feet. The reason why I believe this was the first computer is because it had a lot of electronic information for then any thing had ever had. It could only do
what a modern calculator
could do. This is
classified as a mainframe
The significant thing about it was it could hold more memory, but it took less smaller space. The first successful minicomputer was Digital Equipment Corporation's 12-bit PDP-8, which was built using discrete transistors and cost from US$16,000 upwards when built in 1964.
This type of computer had a micro processor
meaning it was a smaller computer then the mini computer. This is similar to how our modern computers look like. This were the first mobile computers. In 1975 the first microcomputer was invented by Ed Roberts.
This is a new era of computers because they got smaller and were more user friendly then other generations. They were the most affordable generation of computers so far . They were generally less powerful in terms of memory and expandability. However, a home computer often had better graphics and sound than contemporary business computers and, by far, their most common use was playing video games.
It became the first widely and successful version of windows and it had color. But was only available on certain systems.
And so Windows 95 computers had Internet explorer and so this was a new generation of what the future is going to be. It was released on august 24, 1995 and sold over 4 million copies in the next 4 days.