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Old 03-30-2004, 07:00 PM   #1
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I gotta do a speech and I need any information anyone can provide about computers

Who made the 1st computer and it'll be great if you can give a source
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Old 03-30-2004, 07:09 PM   #2
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i'd ask al gore since he created the internet :-)

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Old 03-30-2004, 08:01 PM   #3
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Clicky! The earliest you should start at is "1822 AD Charles Babbage's Difference Engine." You could start later though.
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Old 03-30-2004, 08:31 PM   #4
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Clicky! The earliest you should start at is "1822 AD Charles Babbage's Difference Engine." You could start later though.
Thx
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Old 03-30-2004, 09:19 PM   #5
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K now the Mac
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Old 03-31-2004, 02:25 AM   #6
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That would be Steve Jobs.

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Old 03-31-2004, 04:55 AM   #7
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the first Norwegian computer was called NUSSE. not that you should care.


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Old 03-31-2004, 08:51 AM   #8
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I'm not sure but I think it the first home computer was the Macintosh SE.. we have an old one lying here
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Old 03-31-2004, 11:35 AM   #9
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I think the first home PC was the Apple Lisa.....

I would try for the ENIAC as the first "modern" computer.


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Old 03-31-2004, 12:44 PM   #10
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I'd call an abacus, as first used in ancient china a computer of sorts.....

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I remember seeing a great documentary about the hostory of computers and they made reference to ancient objects like an abacus as the progenitors of later devices...


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Old 03-31-2004, 03:01 PM   #11
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Some stuff... (clicky)
(look under the science category, and look for early computer histories etc. I actually am using this guide to study for the competition.)


ENIAC: developed by the Navy (? or Army) to predict missile trajectories.

Early computers used punch cards to be programmed. Were always very large and heavy in size because of the massive amounts of vacuum tubes needed.

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Old 03-31-2004, 03:06 PM   #12
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i'd ask al gore since he created the internet :-)

*yes i'm trying to be a smart ass*
Hillarious.
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Old 03-31-2004, 03:11 PM   #13
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Shouldn't he do his own homework?
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Old 03-31-2004, 03:57 PM   #14
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It depends...are you talking about PC's or proper big computers?

I know that the British used a very early type of computer to crack German codes during WW2.


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Old 03-31-2004, 05:14 PM   #15
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K I already did the speech... I flooped I forgot most of it so I improvised a little...
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Old 03-31-2004, 06:00 PM   #16
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I'd call an abacus, as first used in ancient china a computer of sorts.....
It's a calculator..and it comes quite in handy. I got it here on the desk next to my pc, i prefer it above a calculator
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