1. History of computers Carley and Kate Info Tech 8 Dixon
A computer is a programmable machine that receives input,
stores and manipulates data, and provides output in a useful
3. Who introduced it
Charles Babbage was the first person to introduce the idea of
"programmable machines he never thought of the idea of desktop
computers or laptops.
4. The first computers
The first general-purpose electronic computer, was made in
It was called ENIAC, which stands for; Electronic Numerical
Integrator And Computer.
5. Who invented it
John Presper Eckert, born in 1919, in Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania, attended the University of Pennsylvania, taking the
Moore Engineering School.
John William Mauchly, born in 1907, Cincinnati, Ohio, studied
engineering at Johns Hopkins Universitys School of Engineering, but
eventually started looking into the Physics department
6. Computers over the years 1946 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000
7. Computers today
8. Peripheral Devices
Devices that connect to the computer. Keyboards, microphones,
scanners, printers and computer mice are all examples of Peripheral
Peripheral Devices are split into three categories, Input,
Output and Storage.
Input devices give control signals to the computer
9. Popular computer brands
10. Newer generation of the computer
Laptops are a newer technology of the computer. Their easier to
move around and can fit on your lap.
Ipads are also a newer technology that can be hand held. They are
touch screen and super thin. You can download apps of any kind for
11. A few other facts
Question: Who invented the mouse? Answer: Douglas Engelbart.
Question: Who invented the keyboard? Answer: Christopher Latham
Sholes. Question: Who invented the computer compiler? Answer:
Howard Aiken and Grace Hopper. Question: Who invented the computer
monitor? Answer: Allen B. DuMont.Question: Who invented the
computer printer? Answer: Chester Carlson.