COMPUTING IN HISTORY By: Devin Hill Michael Schultz
The Beginning • The first electronically powered digital computer was invented in 1944 was made by Tommy Flowers. • The computer’s name was the Colossus Mark 1. • Was used as a decryption device
The 60’s • The third generation in computing began in 1965. • The mass use of computers accelerated with this new generation. • They were mostly used for calculations, and connecting phone calls. • Dial-up was made
The 70’s • ARPANET grew and advanced. • In 1972, researchers sent out the first email message using the email@example.com we still use today. • The first school network was set up at the University of Iowa • Apple II released In 1977
The 80’s • Hewlett Packard introduces its HP-85. A microcomputer with 16kB of RAM and a 5-inch CRT display. • During the cold war, The first educational drill program is developed for personal computers. • The AOL service opened, making much easier access to talk to one another. • Graphical games became popular
The 90’s • Computers at work were mostly used for keeping records of things. • AOL became more popular as computer systems improved making a computers a more social friendly device. • School computers were primarily used for typing essays.
The 2000’s • Internet expands further than could have ever been predicted, used by almost everyone for online research, communication, games, and more. • 2004, Facebook is released. Everyone could contact each other at anytime they are on their computer and look at their photos. • Educationally, they were mostly used research and to work on projects. • Companies use computers to help expand business opportunities.
2010-Present • Computers are in nearly every classroom and are used to much educational videos, type essays, and do research. • Computers at work are common, used to keep records and files, do calculations, and assist the employees with their jobs. • Socially, computers can do just about anything, social networking has become daily life for most, and there is now video calling. You can contact anyone, at anytime, almost anywhere.