History of computing

Everything you need to know about computer history!

Who was the genius who invented the computer?

Charles Babbage was born on the 26th December 1791, in London, England. He was a polymath- mathematician, philosopher, inventor and mechanical engineer. He gets the credit for inventing the first mechanical computer. Babbage died on the 18th of October 1871.

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Inputs

Inputs are devices which give the computer data. These are examples of input devices:


-Keyboard

-Mouse

-Microphone

-Graphics tablet

-Joystick

-Trackballs

-Barcode reader

-Scanner

-Webcam


There are many more input devices, but these are just a few ideas to get an idea.

Outputs

Outputs give you data from the computer. These are some examples of outputs.


-Printer

-GPS

-Plotter

-Monitor

-Headphones

-Projector

-Speakers

-TV

Hardware

The hardware are the parts of a computer. Here are a few examples:


-Motherboard

-RAM

-ROM

-CPU

-VDU

-Power supplier

-Wireless network card

-Graphics card

-Hard drive

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The motherboard is where most of the computer is.

The CPU is where most of the computer's calculations are done. It is also called the 'brain' of the computer.

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This is the computer cycle.

Alan Turing

Alan Mathison Turing was born on the 23rd June 1912, and died on the 7th of June 1954. He was a British pioneering computer scientist, mathematician, logician, crypt analyst, philosopher, mathematical biologist and marathon runner. He helped crack the Enigma code by using the Bombe code that the German wrote.
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