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Whirlwind – Complete History of the Whirlwind Computer

Whirlwind ComputerJay Wright Forrester was born on July 14, 1918, and grew up on a cattle ranch...

Electronic computer

History of Computers and Computing, The birth of the electronic computer, Electronic computerABC (Atanasoff/Berry Computer), John Atanasoff...

SAGE – Complete History of the SAGE Computer System

SAGE - Complete History of the SAGE Computer SystemSAGEThe U.S. military SAGE Computer System, developed in the...

PDP-1 – Complete History of the DEC PDP-1 Computer

PDP-1In 1959, a small and relatively new company (founded in 1957) for logic modules and other laboratory...

Touch Screen – Complete History of the Touch Screen

Touch Screen - Complete History of the Touch ScreenTouch ScreenThe concept of now ubiquitous touchscreen interface was...

Magnetic Tape – Complete History of the Magnetic Tape

Magnetic TapeThe magnetic tape is the oldest memory media for computers, still in use today. A tape...

Semiconductor Transistor – History of the Semiconductor Transistor

Semiconductor TransistorThe modern electronic transistor is a semiconductor device, commonly used to amplify or switch electronic signals....

Computer Scanner – History of the Modern Computer Scanner

Computer ScannerIn the world of computers, the scanner is a device that optically scans images, printed or...

Computer Mouse – Complete History of The Computer Mouse

Douglas Engelbart in 1984, showing the first mouse and a new one (Courtesy The Bootstrap InstituteComputer MouseThe...

Microprocessor – Complete History of the Microprocessor

MicroprocessorWho actually invented the single-chip microprocessor?Trying to answer to this question, we will stumble upon again into...

The Complete History of the Modem

3 Facts About The Modem “Modem” is an abbreviation of the device’s function, which is to act...

Printed Circuit Board – History of the Printed Circuit Board

Printed Circuit BoardAfter Gustav Tauschek, another Viennese engineer and inventor—Paul Eisler, made a significant contribution in the...

Electromechanical Relay – History of The Electromechanical Relay

Electromechanical RelayThe electromechanical relay, used as a constructive part of some early calculators and computers (see computers...

LCD – Complete History of Liquid Crystal Display

LCD - Complete History of Liquid Crystal DisplayLCDA liquid crystal display (LCD) is a flat and thin...

Magnetic Drum – History of Magnetic Drum Memory

Magnetic Drum - History of Magnetic Drum MemoryMagnetic DrumFirst magnetic drum memory, a magnetic data storage device...

Laser Printer

Facts About Laser Printer IBM invented the first laser printer in 1985. It was known as the IBM...

Keyboard – History of the Modern Computer Keyboard

KeyboardThe invention of the modern computer keyboard can be traced back to the invention of the typewriter....

Hard Disk – Complete History of the Hard Disk

On 8 September, 1888, in the article "Some Possible Forms of Phonograph" of the British magazine Electrical...

Floppy Disk Explained: Everything You Need to Know

Most people know that the floppy disk was invented in 1967 by a team led by Alan...

DRAM – History of Dynamic Random Access Memory

Dynamic Random Access MemoryRobert Dennard invented one of the most significant advances in computer technology of modern...

The Thermionic Tube Explained — Everything You Need to Know

3 Facts About the Thermionic Tube The Thermionic tube goes by many names, to include vacuum tubes, vacuum...

Cathode – History of the Cathode Ray Tube (CRT Monitor)

CathodeThe history of Cathode Ray Tube can be followed back to (at least) 1854, when the skilled...

Compact Disc – Complete History of the Compact Disc (CD)

The first workable digital compact disc device, the precursor on now ubiquitous CD/DVDs, was invented in the...

Optical Character Recognition – History of Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Optical Character Recognition - History of Optical Character Recognition (OCR)Optical Character RecognitionA lot of people dreamed of...