The History of Computers

By Daniel Buttler Ethan Widrig

The Abacus

The first abacus was invented by the ancient Babylonians around 2400 B.C, then a more advanced abacus was invented in China in about 1110 B.C. Abacuses are still used today in schools in Asia to help visualize multiplication, addition, division and subtraction.

Role of Texas Instruments in Modern Computers

Texas instruments, formerly known as Geophysical Service Incorporated was renamed texas instruments in 1951, their contributions to the world of computers are: improving computer memory and semi conductors (something that can both insulate and conduct electricity)

March 20, 2007

The official presidential campaign sites were launched on myspace, making an internet first.

The internet

Made available to the public on October 29, 1969 when the first "online" message was sent. E-commerce started when the first "online" transaction was made in 1971.


Bill Gates and Paul Allen start microsoft between 1975 and 1981, the company is worth about 70 BILLION dollars today.

Apple inc.

Apple was founded by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne on April 1, 1976 to develop and sell personal computers.
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Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz, and Chris Hughes, and Mark Zuckerberg launched Facebook from Harvard's dorm rooms. The group then introduced Facebook to other campuses nationwide and moved to Palo Alto, California shortly later.
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Twitter was invented by Jack Dorsey and Evan Williams founded twitter as a way to keep tabs on what your friends are up to.
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The first Computer Game

Noughts and Crosses, invented by Alexander S. Douglas in 1952. This game was much like tic-tac-toe.

Product Placement in Modern Video Games

NBA 2K13 promotes Nike by making it able for you to buy different shoes to help your players stats.

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Spaceship Earth

Is the ride that explores the past and future of technology at Disney's epcot center.

The first Computer

The first Computer weighed 1000 kg, it used 150 kilowatts of electricity.

Chess and Computers

In May 1997, a chess playing computer named Deep Blue defeated Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov.


To make a simple notational and conceptual way to write programs. It is no longer used today as it is not practical enough.

The iPad

It is estimated that apple sells ~750,000 iPads every single day on average. (according to

The Hammurabi Dynasty

This dynasty controlling Babylonia is responsible for developing the first algorithms, linear equations, and geometric problems.

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