The first computer company was the electronic controls company and was founded in 1949 by j presper eckert and john mauchly, the same individuals who helped create the eniac computer the company was later renamed to emcc or eckert-mauchly computer corporation and released a series of mainframe computers under the univac name. With the computer age upon us, we are also moving slowly but surely away from the traditional paper system of filing patent applications to the new electronic filing system - a rapid and cheap transmission system of text and image data. The theme of the inaugural cincinnati symposium on computers and history is the future of history in the electronic age it is clear that technological changes are affecting how scholars access information.
Computers & internet but to understand the history of communication, all we have to go by are written records that date as far back as ancient mesopotamia. Modern computers are electronic computer hardware defining characteristics of some early digital computers of the 1940s (in the history of computing hardware) name. Invention of the pc: the computer age the earliest electronic computers were not personal in any way: they were enormous and hugely expensive, and they required a team of engineers and.
Dawn of the electronic age (jan, 1952) odd article written by lee deforest the inventor of the audion , a vacuum tube amplifier that ushered in the radio and electronics age he discusses the origins and growth of electronics and what the future may bring, including dissing the transistor and living room walls that keep one warm by microwaves. With a varied history and a promising future, him could be your new career path medical records in the information age other hindrances to early electronic. The history of the electronic computer chronology in 1939 john v atanasoff (1903-1995) and graduate student clifford berry of iowa state college built an analog mechanical computer for solving linear equations.
History of computers this chapter is a brief summary of the history of computers it is supplemented by the two pbs documentaries video tapes inventing the future and the paperback computer. The electronic age is wha we currently live in it can be defined as the time between 1940 and right now the eniac was the first high-speed, digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems. Modern computing has a rich history learn about the earliest computing devices developed by humans, the first electronic computers and the development of modern computer components, such as.
The following brief history of computing is a timeline of how computers evolved from their humble beginnings to the machines of today that surf the internet, play games and stream multimedia in. The demographics of device ownership desktop or laptop computers are where they were 10 years ago there are also differences based on age as well as race and. The information age (also known as the computer age, digital age, or new media age) history & discussion of the information age science museum - information age. A timeline of database history a commercial success as the rapid increase in computer sales boosted the database market, and this caused a major decline in the.
The digital and electronic revolution some important milestones we could not in all fairness separate out electrical / electronics / digital / computers / internet for the history timeline below because often each is incumbent on earlier milestones that may not seem instantly apparent. The history of early computing machines, from ancient times to 1981 electronic numerical integrator and computer, the first electronic general-purpose computer, designed by john mauchly and j. Video game history timeline the long tradition of military wargaming enters the computer age when the us international center for the history of electronic.