The history of computing and computer inventions traces back to 1791 with the birth of Charles Babbage. Babbage is considered by many to be ‘the father of the computer’. In the 1820’s he created the first mechanical computing device, known as ‘the difference engine’. From those humble beginnings a dizzying array of inventions have sprung forth from the first trackball and floppy disks, to touchscreens and portable video games.
History-computer has documented the most important inventions below: