As computing has become more mainstream and vital to our everyday lives many concepts have emerged that help us better understand how computers work and what they are capable of.
Computer science has developed many of these concepts like big data, machine learning, and applied algorithms. Others, like the blockchain, have sprung from the boom in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin. Some concepts can be attributed to academia as well as science fiction, like artificial intelligence.
History computer has written on the most important concepts in computing and computer science below:
The History of the Modern CPUUpdated:
Key Points: The modern CPU, or Central Processing Unit, is a complex component that drives the functions of all types of computers, from desktops to laptops and smartphones. The development of the modern CPU has been a long and intricate process. The earliest CPUs were simple and could only perform basic arithmetic functions, whereas today’s […]Read more »
Analog computers 2Updated:
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 […]Read more »
Analog Computer Explained: Everything You Need To KnowUpdated:
Key Points: Analog computers were used long before the invention of digital computers. An analog computer is a type of computer that uses physical rather than digital variables to solve problems. They can be made up of entirely mechanical or electrical components, and are used for things like calculating differential equations, simulating physical systems, and […]Read more »
The History of Difference EnginesUpdated:
Key Points Charles Babbage designed several versions of the difference engine, none of which were constructed. Babbage’s work on the difference engine lead him to design the analytical engine, a mechanical device that would have included all of the logical functions of today’s computers. This device was never constructed, either. Inspired by Babbage’s work, several […]Read more »