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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer

A computer is a device that can be instructed to carry out an arbitrary set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. The ability of computers to follow generalized sequences of operations, called programs, enable them to perform a wide range of tasks. Such computers are used as control systems for a very wide variety of .... Early digital computers were electromechanical; electric switches drove ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_personal_computers

The history of the personal computer as a mass-market consumer electronic device began with ... Early personal computers – generally called microcomputers – were sold often in electronic kit form and in limited numbers, ..... IBM 5100 was a desktop computer introduced in September 1975, six years before the IBM PC.

www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm

Jun 16, 2017 ... The complete history of when the first computer was invented, ... About 44,000 Programma 101 computers were sold, each with a price tag of ...

www.history.com/topics/inventions/invention-of-the-pc

Time magazine named the personal computer its 1982 "Man of the Year." ... Before microprocessors were invented, computers needed a separate ...

www.computerhistory.org/timeline/computers

That same year in Germany, engineer Konrad Zuse built his Z2 computer, also ... related to the invention of the computer, which was resolved in 1973 when it .... While many early digital computers were based on similar designs, such as the ...

lowendmac.com/2014/personal-computer-history-the-first-25-years

Apr 26, 2014 ... The first personal computers, introduced in 1975, came as kits: The MITS ... and Adventure, the first text adventure for microcomputers, were ...

www.livescience.com/20718-computer-history.html

Sep 8, 2015 ... The history of computers starts with industrial and governmental ... it took more than seven years to tabulate the U.S. Census results. ... 1947: William Shockley, John Bardeen and Walter Brattain of Bell Laboratories invent the ...

www.ptc.dcs.edu/moody/comphistory/comphistory_print.html

People from the beginning of time, and throughout the years, have invented and ..... The first generation computers were huge, slow, expensive, and often ...

techland.time.com/2011/11/10/who-really-invented-the-computer

Nov 10, 2011 ... If someone up and asked you "who invented the computer," how would ... Computers ... a hundred years before the idea was put forth in its modern form by ... The problem: Where the Difference Engine's plans were complete, ...