Evolution of Computers

By: Jaimmie Bajanen and Tiffany Broughton

Introduction • Hello my name is Tiffany Broughton my colleague is Jaimmie Bajanen. . • “Necessity is the Mother of Invention” • Our technology has evolved because we have better computers that are easier to use and more efficient.

Topics for discussion • • • • • Generation 1 ( the first digital computer) Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 .

Generation 1 • This is when the first digital computer was built • It was started to be built in 1937 and finished in 1939 • John Vincent Atanasoff. and Cliford Berry • At Iowa State University • This machine was not intended as general-purpose computer. as the switching components . it was built to solve physics equations that Atanasoff was working on at the time • using electronic vacuum tubes.

Generation 2 • This invention of the transistor which was faster. smaller and required considerably less power to operate • This was introduced in 1959 .

Generation 3 • By the late 1960’s devices which included more than one circuit on a single silicon chip became available .

Generation 4 • In about 1970 the technology was available to place an entire CPU on a single chip and the micro processor was born. .

.Generation 5 • Current trends now are to exploit the advantages of computer systems which can contain literally thousands of computers. • This type of large scale processing of information makes it possible to explore very different kinds of processing that could be done earlier. • This means that thousands of computations can be taking place at the same time.

Positives • One positive that the computer has is that it makes it easier to find information and faster to find it. • Another positive is that they are more efficient. then they used to be. . • Another positive is that it makes it easier to talk to friends on Aol or Yahoo.

Negatives • One negative is that they can be very slow • Another negative is that it might not find the exact information you need. . or it might give you something you don’t need.

• Our opinion is that we are glad that John Atanasoff and his colleague designed the computer. It was a great idea! .Reflection • One important thing we learned was that computers are a great way to find information on many topics.

Closure • • • • • • Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Any Questions?!?!? .

References • http://history.org/ • http://ei.html • The encyclopedia • www.edu/history/ • www.com .edu/gen/recording/co mputer1.google.sandiego.com • www.ask.cs.vt.computerhistory.


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