History of the Computer / Internet (Apple Lisa is a desktop computer…
History of the Computer / Internet
Jacquard Loom- power loom
IBM (founding)- manufactures and markets computer hardware, middleware and software, and offers hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology
“Turing Machine”-a mathematical model of a hypothetical computing machine that can use a predefined set of rules to determine a result from a set of input variables
J.V. Atanasoff / Clifford Berry- the first automatic electronic digital computer
ENIAC- Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer was amongst the earliest electronic general-purpose computers made
FORTRAN is the most widely used scientific programming language. COBOL is used for most commercial programming applications.
Integrated Circuit- an electronic circuit formed on a small piece of semiconducting material, performing the same function as a larger circuit made from discrete components.
Dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) is a type of random-access memory that stores each bit of data in a separate capacitor within an integrated circuit.
The graphical user interface, is a type of user interface that allows users to interact with electronic devices through graphical icons and visual indicators
Floppy Disk- a flexible removable magnetic disk, typically encased in hard plastic, used for storing data.
Ethernet- a system for connecting a number of computer systems to form a local area network, with protocols to control the passing of information and to avoid simultaneous transmission by two or more systems.
Technology corporation that focuses on the development and implementation of software used on computers and on the World Wide Web. The company's Microsoft Windows operating system is the most widely used operating system in the world. The company was founded in 1975 by former CEO Bill Gates.
In its more general usage, a personal computer is a microcomputer designed for use by one person at a time. Prior to the PC, computers were designed for (and only affordable by) companies who attached terminals for multiple users to a single large computer whose resources were shared among all users.
Apple is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Cupertino, California that designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and online services.
WordStar is a word processor application that had a dominant market share during the early- to mid-1980s.
VisiCalc (for "visible calculator") was the first spreadsheet computer program for personal computers, originally released for the Apple II by VisiCorp.
Apple Lisa is a desktop computer developed by Apple, released on January 19, 1983. It was one of the first personal computers to offer a graphical user interface (GUI) in a machine aimed at individual business users.
iPhone is a smartphone made by Apple that combines an iPod, a tablet PC, a digital camera and a cellular phone. The device includes Internet browsing and networking capabilities.
The iPad is a 9.7 inch touch screen tablet PC made by Apple . The iPad is basically a netbook without a keyboard. It has a multi-touch LED-backlit 9.7 x 7.5 inch front display and weighs 1.5 pounds, with a battery that lasts up to ten hours.
Microsoft Windows, or simply Windows, is a metafamily of graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Microsoft. It consists of several families of operating systems, each of which cater to a certain sector of the computing industry with the OS typically associated with IBM PC compatible architecture.
Symbolics definition, the branch of theology dealing with the study of the history and meaning of church creeds and confessions
HTML- Hypertext Markup Language, a standardized system for tagging text files to achieve font, color, graphic, and hyperlink effects on World Wide Web pages.
Google- a widely used search engine that uses text-matching techniques to find web pages that are important and relevant to a user's search.
Wi-Fi - a facility allowing computers, smartphones, or other devices to connect to the Internet or communicate with one another wirelessly within a particular area.
Facebook is a popular free social networking website that allows registered users to create profiles, upload photos and video, send messages and keep in touch with friends, family and colleagues.
YouTube - a platform for uploading and viewing free videos.