History & Development of the Electronic Computer. Generation 0 – Part I 1642 – 1820. Introduction.
Generation 0 – Part I
1642 – 1820
Though the development of the modern computer has grown immensely over the last half century, the concept of the computer has roots tracing back nearly four hundred years. Arising from the need for mathematicians, soldiers, and accountants to perform repetitive calculations, the computer has grown from a simple system of mechanical gears capable of two or three calculations a minute to a collection of silicon wafers and semiconductors capable of quadrillions of calculations a second. As the computers of reality move ever closer to the systems of science fiction, society must not forget from where these magnificent machines come.
Throughout history, technological advancement has been driven by one of three concepts.
And the development of the modern computer was no different !!!
The Mechanical Multiplier