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The History o f The PC. ♋. Computer Timeline. 1936- First freely programmable computer 1947/48- The invention of the transistor 1953- Creation of the IBM 1958- The Computer Chip was invented 1959- The first bank industry computer 1962- The first computer game came out

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The history o f the pc

The History of The PC


Computer timeline
Computer Timeline

  • 1936- First freely programmable computer

  • 1947/48- The invention of the transistor

  • 1953- Creation of the IBM

  • 1958- The Computer Chip was invented

  • 1959- The first bank industry computer

  • 1962- The first computer game came out

  • 1964- The creation of the “Mouse”

  • 1969- The original internet

  • 1985- Microsoft begins its “Friendly” Rivalry W/ Apple


Timeline
Timeline

  • 1968- Microsoft buys out “Special Effects Computer Group” and renames it PIXAR

  • 1987- IBM made the 3 1/2in. Floppy disc and video graphics array standard for computers

  • 1988- A co-founder of APPLE left to create a new computer called “NeXT”

  • 1989- Maxis releases “SimCity”

  • 1990- Microsoft comes out with Windows 3.0

  • 1993- The Mosaic Web browser is released



The history o f the pc
CPU

  • Central Processing Unit- This computer component sorts and manages the info processed on the computer.


Video card
Video Card

  • Video Card- This component is an expansion card that generates output images, it renders

    2-D and 3-D images.


The history o f the pc
Ram

  • Random Access Memory- The RAM is a from of memory storage. This allows stored memory to be accessed in any order with a worst case performance of constant time.


Hard drive
Hard Drive

  • HDD- The Hard Drive Disk is a non-volatile random access digital magnetic data storage device. It uses a laser and magnet to read a disk as it is spun on the device.


Cd rom
CD-ROM

  • CD-ROM- “Compact Disc Read-Only Memory” This device uses a pre-pressed compact disc that contains data accessible by the CD-ROM.


Usb port
USB Port

  • USB Port- This computer component allows you to quickly attach and detach cables, systems, printers, and hardware with a compatible USB plug.


Pci card
PCI Card

  • PCI Card- This piece of hardware is known as a “computer bus” for attaching hardware devices to the computer.


Motherboard
Motherboard

  • A Motherboard is the central printed circuit board (PCB) in many modern computers and holds many of the crucial components of the system.


Power source
Power Source

  • Power Source- The power source is the device that supplies electrical energy to one or more electric loads to power an electrical device.


Info gathered from
Info Gathered From…

  • www.howstuffworks.com

  • www.wikipedia.com