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Evolution of Computers 1930’s - Today Mr. Emge September 14, 2012 Period 1.

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1 Evolution of Computers 1930’s - Today Mr. Emge September 14, 2012 Period 1

2 1930’s: Electro-Mechanical Computers George Stibitz was also responsible for the first remote access computing, done at a conference at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. Other electro-mechanical computers included Bombes, which were used during WWII to decrypt German codes.

3 Electro- Mechanical Computer

4 1950’s: Transistor Computers Significantly smaller computers but less reliable. They consumed significantly less power.

5 Personal Computers IBM 610 ( ) $5500 Altair 8800 (1975) $400 Apple II (1977) $ iMac (2006) $

6 1980’s-1990’s: The Early Notebooks and Laptops Osborne 1 (1981) 5" monitor and was large and heavy compared to modern laptops - weighing in at 23.5 pounds Grid Compass 1100 (1982) $8150

7 2000’s: Mobile Computing Many smartphones today have higher processor speeds and more memory than desktop PCs had even ten years ago.

8 Late 2000s: Netbooks Netbooks are smaller and more portable than standard laptops, while still being capable of performing most functions average computer users need.

9 Today

10 Resources List web addresses here!

11 Assignment: Create your own PowerPoint Presentation on the teacher provided topic. Include the original invention from which your technology has evolved. List at least (5) innovations that have occurred during the evolution of your technology. *Include facts & images! Save your work in the (V:) Drive as your name!


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