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History of Computers
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First gear-driven, mechanical adding machine that could add and subtract.
Machine that used punched card of 80 columns and 12 rows and was standardized by Herman Hollerith.
Invented by Leibniz to add, subtract, multiply and divide.
Machine developed by Mauchly and Eckert that was the first true electronic digital computer.
First Generation-storage inside computer.
Invented by Egyptians.
Ada Byron Lovelace
First computer programmer.
Third Generation technology characteristic that replaced transistors.
Father of Computers.
Second Generation language used for scientific applications.
Computer developed in Fourth Generation.
Fourth Generation technology characteristic that contained transistors on a single chip.
First mechanical calculator.
Father of IBM.
Second Generation language used for business applications.
Invented by Babbage as a gear-driven machine powered by steam.
Second Generation-storage outside computer.
Machine developed by John von Neumann that was the first stored-program computer.
First Generation technology characteristic.
Invented by Oughtred to calculate arithmetic with both decimal and whole numbers.
Third Generation technology characteristic.
First business computer.
Ada Byron Lovelace
Worked with Babbage's machines and had programming language named after her.
Second Generation-storage inside computer.
Used to predict the 1951 Presidential election.
Second Generation technology characteristic.
First electromechanical counting machine that led to the formation of the Tabulating Machine Company.
Third Generation-storage outside computer.
Jacquard Weaving Loom
Machine that used punched cards to create designs in the textile industry.
Machine developed by Howard Aiken that was partly electronic and partly mechanical.
First Generation-storage outside computer.
Programming language of late 1970s.
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