Internet conquers the world

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History of Computers and Computing, Internet, Internet conquers the world Internet conquers the world Why Internet became so ubiquitous technology and conquered the world? Which are the “killer” applications and ideas, which allowed this to happen? Who are the smartest guys, who got the inspiration and energy to create such applications? Let’s try to understand… […]

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TCP/IP Protocol Suite Explained: Everything You Need to Know

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What is TCP/IP Protocol Suite: Complete Explanation Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol suite, shortly known as TCP/IP Protocol Suite , is a set of communication protocols utilized on the Internet and other computer networks. The Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) and the Internet Protocol (IP) are the suite’s current basic protocols. Because the United States Department of […]

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Internet

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When on 4th of October, 1957, the USSR launched Sputnik I (a 70 kgs bleeping sphere the size of a medicine ball) into Earth orbit, the effect in the United States was electrifying, since it seemed overnight to wipe out the feeling on invulnerability, the country had enjoyed since the explosion of the first nuclear […]

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George Stibitz Distant Computer Work

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History of Computers and Computing, Internet, Dreamers, George Stibitz Distant Computer Work George Stibitz—remote access to a computer The Relay Computers and the life of George Stibitz had already been examined in other sections of this site. Here we will pay attention only to his pioneering work in the field of remote access to a […]

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Antique automaton made of brown wood that seems created for the stove, heating the home. Movable plate, oven and heating. Steampunk artifact, industrial, isolated on white background.

Automata Explained: Everything You Need To Know

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What is Automata: Complete Explanation Automata is the study and understanding of abstract machines. Automata deals with logical computation, with the basic theories regarding automata helping scientists figure out how machines solve and compute problems. This particular field is actually considered a branch of computer science since the history of both have similar backgrounds. Automata […]

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Early Technologies

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History of Computers and Computing, Early Technologies In this section I’ll try to reveal some of the men, who developered several important early technologies and devices. Early (fairy-tale) automata François Willème Joseph Jacquard Alessandro Volta Oliver Evans Joseph Faber Emile Baudot Lyman Frank Baum Angela Robles Calvin Mooers

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Early Automata

Early Automata Explained: Everything You Need to Know

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What is Early Automaton: Complete Explanation The word automat is the Latinization of the Greek word αὐτόματον, which means acting of one’s own will. It is more often used to describe moving machines, especially those made to resemble human or animal actions. Automaton is a self-control or operating machine designed to follow and respond to predetermined instructions. Generally, they […]

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Isaac Asimov - The inventor of law of robotics

Asimov’s Laws of Robotics: Everything You Need To Know

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What are Asimov’s Laws of Robotics: Complete Explanation Isaac Asimov, in his fiction science story named, ‘Runaround’ published introduced the Asimov’s Law of Robotics in 1942. Since, he created a story where the robots were handed over a responsibility for governing the whole human cavillation and the planet. If you are thinking that Asimov’s laws […]

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Logarithms Explained: Everything You Need To Know

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What are Logarithms: Complete Explanation A logarithm is the power which a certain number is raised to get another number. Before calculators and various types of complex computers were invented it was difficult for scientists and mathematicians to calculate extremely large numbers. Logarithms could help them accomplish this. The following provides several examples. Four to […]

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Analog computers 2

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At one time, when digital computers have not existed yet or they lacked sufficient performance, the analog computers were widely used (even the ancient Antikythera mechanism and the slide rule can be considered as analog computing devices). The advent and rapid progress of digital computers made analog computers largely obsolete in 1950s and 1960s, though […]

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Old Mechanical Analog Computer

Analog Computer Explained: Everything You Need To Know

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What are Analog Computers: Complete Explanation A computer that processes analog data is known as an analog computer. Analog computers store information in physical quantities in a continuous format and use measurements to perform computation. Analog computers are suitable for measuring data that Analog computers cannot translate into numbers or codes. However, due to the […]

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The History of Next Differential Engines

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History of Computers and Computing, Babbage, Next differential engines Next differential engines Inspired by the Differential engine of Babbage, several other inventors tried and managed to construct workable differential engines. Pehr Georg Scheutz and Edvard Scheutz Martin Wiberg George Grant Christel Hamann Alexander John Thompson

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