The History of Computing
by Robin Guthe
The 1st computers
In 1936 Alan Turing dreamt up a thinking machine. He decided to call tis machine an "imagination Machine". He never actually developed this "Imagination Machine" but he had the first thoughts about it. However, during WW2 he worked on the development of Colossus, which was used to crack the Enigma code. After the war he worked on AL:(Artificial Intelligence)
World Wide Web
Tim Bernes-Lee invented the world wide web on the 12 march 1989. He made it because he worked at CERN and suffered from information overload and wanted to store this information on a computer using hypertext (http.-hypertext transfer protocol). there are a rules on WWW, every bit of information must have and address, computers to follow a standard protocol and common lauguage must be used.
What's inside a computer? What are the computer components?
Random Access Memory. This is a temparary storage space.
This cools down the mother board but can also be used for other perposes.
The motherboard is the control centre of the computer
This stores information using magnets or lasers onto a metal disc .
This is where you can view the information that is inside the computer.
The printer outputs/prints information onto a sheet of paper.
Why does the Apple logo have a bite out of it? Alan Turing committed suicide by eating a poisoned apple and there is a conspiracy theory that that is the reason for the bite out of the Apple logo as a sign of respect to Alan Turing However, this theory has never been proven therefore we don't know if is true or not.