Computers: Behind the Innovation
Computers have been evolving and improving since about 1939.
In 1956, MIT researchers built the TX-0, the first general-purpose, programmable computer built with transistors.Constructed at MIT´s Lincoln Laboratory, the TX-0 moved to the MIT Research Laboratory of Electronics, where it hosted some early imaginative tests of programming, including a Western movie shown on TV, 3-D tic-tac-toe, and a maze in which a mouse found martinis and became increasingly inebriated (drunk).
IBM´s 7000 series mainframes were the company´s first transistorized computers and were considered "top of the line". All of which emerged significantly faster and more dependable compared to other types of computers.
In 1960, the first 50 minicomputers were made. They each sold for about $120,000. The average minicomputer or PDP-1, included with a cathode ray tube graphic display, needed no air conditioning and required only one operator. It´s large scope intrigued early hackers at MIT, who wrote the first computerized video game,"SpaceWar!", for it. The creators then used the game as a standard demonstration for all 50 computers.
Now onto the More Modern Computers
Computers Nowadays have so Many More Advancements Compared to Earlier Models Like...
- Their portable and smaller in size
- Can store more than 10 times as much data
- Easy to use and way faster
- Can even fit in the palm of your hand such as a cell phone