The History of Computing

by Mr. Vivian

The first thinking machine

In 1936 Alan Turing dreamt up a thinking machine. He called it an imagination machine. It read symbols and processed them using tables of functions. It then outputted different symbols.
During the war he worked on code breaking machines like the Colossus to break the enigma code. After the war he worked on and pioneered AI (Artificial Intelligence).
He believed that one day machines would be able to learn things & complete tasks.

The World Wide Web

We can share information across the globe using the WWW.

It was invented by Tim Berners-Lee in the early 80's

He mashed hypertext and networks enabling us to link documents and information across the globe.

The first website was first put online on 6th August 1991

What is a computer

A computer basically is a very complex counting machine that can also store data and produce information.

We also us them to communicate and transfer data across the globe using the internet.


The major computer components are...