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History and Components of a Modern Mainframe Computer

Mainframe computers are crucial for some of the largest corporations in the world. Each mainframe has more than one modern processor, RAM ranging from a few megabytes to several-score gigabytes, and disk space and other storage beyond anything on a microcomputer. A mainframe can control multiple tasks and serve thousands of users every second without […]

History of Computers – Briefly Put

The need to carry out complex calculations has culminated the computer from its mechanical roots of relays and movable parts. While calculating devices have been around since around 3000 BC, modern computing technology traces its roots to 16-17th Centuries. The Evolution of computers is often categorized in Generations. It is relevant to note a period […]

Computer History and Impact of Computers to the World

Personal computers have completely revolutionized the way the world, lives, works and conducts business. Strictly-speaking, computers arrived on the scene way back in 1936 when one Konrad Zuse produced what was then called the Z1 computer. This was a cumbersome machine that could perform simple calculations and also crunch simple data. This was not as […]

How Computers Evolved – History and Generation of Computers

Evolution of computers has been drastically and dramatic. Computers have been in the existence in the early 1950s, but people were not able to use them. When you mention the word computer most people only think of the Desktop Computer, but in reality computer start with our calculator. Therefore a computer can be defined as […]

History: Computers Components and Technology

A computer is compared to a calculator; used to increase the speed and accuracy of numerical computations–the abacus and more modern mechanical calculators (dating back more than 5,000 years ago–using rows of sliding beads or mechanical rods an gears to perform arithmetic operations. However, even during the nineteenth century calculators were very commonly used for […]

The History of Computers

The early computers The history of computer dates back a lot longer than the 1900s, in fact computers have been around for over 5000 years. In ancient time a “computer”, (or “computor”) was a person who performed numerical calculations under the direction of a mathematician. Some of the better known devices used are the Abacus […]

100-million-year old crab trapped in amber rewrites ancient crustacean history

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The tiny crab, Cretapsara athanata, was discovered in Myanmar. Lida Xing (China University of Geosciences, Beijing) During the Cretaceous period some 100 million years ago, a tiny crustacean crawled out from its marine home and climbed a tree. The crab — only about half the size of a thumbnail — unwittingly become entombed in tree […]

The Evolution of Technology – The History of Computers

While computers are now an important part of the lives of human beings, there was a time where computers did not exist. Knowing the history of computers and how much progression has been made can help you understand just how complicated and innovative the creation of computers really is. Unlike most devices, the computer is […]