The History of Computing

By Paddy Kinnaird

Alan Turing

In 1936, Alan Turing was the first man to develop a 'thinking machine'. He called it an imagination machine. It read different symbols and processed them using tables of functions. During the War he worked on code breaking machines. He played a vitalrole in decrypting the messages encrypted by the German enigma machine. This provide vital evidence. Alan Turing believed in years to come that their would be machines would be able to learn things and complete tasks. Alan Turing died in 1954, he committed suicide because he was gay. It is claimed that Apple have the bitten apple as a sign as a sign of respect.

The World Wide Web

In 1980s,the World Wide Web was created by a man called Tim Berners-Lee. He suffered from information overload and wanted to organize the documentation. He wanted link all the information. He invented the internet which linked hypertext documents across linked documents. The World Wide Web is free for everyone to upload what they want for free.


A computer is a device which can programme thinking machines. The tow main charistics of a computer are: it responds to a specific set of instructions and it can execute a precorded list of instructions. The computer has many different parts. These are used for helping computers to remember things such as the CPU