The Computer Guide

The first thinking machine

Alan Turing

Alan Turing was a clever man who dreamed and imagined a thinking machine, he called it the imagination machine. It read symbols and processed them using tables of functions. Then it was enhanced to output symbols aswell. Then WWII came and he then worked on decoding machines. He managed to crack the German enigma code. The war ended and he started working on artificial intelligence. He beleived that one day these machines could help with everyday life.

What is a computer

A computer is basically an adding machine that counts 1s and 0s. This all happens in the CPU (the central proccessing unit). Computers are everywhere cars, trains and aeroplanes all have computers in them

Parts of a computer