Hardware - Computer Componets

The History Of Computing


I am going to write about computer hardware and the history of computing. This will include images, and detailed information. I will discuss touch screens, drives, CPU's, monitors, Ram/Ram, Inputs/Outputs, Motherboards, and the history of computers where I will talk about Alan Turing, Tim Berners-Lee and 4 generations of computers.
How a CPU Works
Alan Turing - Celebrating the life of a genius

Generations Of Computers

Generation 1 - Enormous machines which were very expensive to run. Made a lot of heat causing malfunctions. Could only solve 1 problem at a time. Used vacuum tubes.

Generation 2 - Vacuum tubes replaced by transistors. Became smaller, faster and cheaper. Moved from machine language to assembly language making them easier to program.

Generation 3 - Transistors made smaller and put onto silicon chips making computers smaller and quicker. The user could now interact through keyboard and monitor. Many applications can run at once.

Generation 4 - Thousands of circuits now built onto a chip. Built for home use. Computers were able to link to form networks which led to the intro of the internet.