Computers In Our World

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In the 1950's, computers were a new race of machines and most common person did not know anything about them. Today, computers and new Innovation like the internet has changed the business world and even our daily lives. How did it change the business world and our own personal lives and is it for the best, that's what will be discussed in this report.

How Computers changed our lives

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Large businesses now mostly depend on computers to stay competitive, they not only save time and effort, but sometimes they are used to do very complexe application that are necessary to this business. More and more companies have there own "Web Page" on the net. Some use the Internet only to display information about there... View More »

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Although ENIAC wasn't a bona fide computer, it quickly led to the invention of one, and today's computers are its direct descendants.


First computer invented
After the invention of ENIAC in 1944, another contract was issued for the design of the Electronic Discrete Variable Computer, or EDVAC, a computer that would be used to store programs in it. It may seem simple now, but at the time, it was merely impossible to think that you could store commands in a machine, for the longer of time, man had always controlled machines from the outside, your tuned some knobs and set some switches and the gadgets did your bidding. Therefore, with "program-stored computers", it was the opposite.
As it tuned out, EDVAC wasn't completed until 1952. The computer was stored in a large room were it occupied all the space available. It used punched cards as input devices, therefore, it did not work exactly the same as our desktop computers, but with the invention of ENIAC, other more sophisticated computers would eventually come out and all this would eventually bring us the Pentium computer, which is the computer that we use today, for every day things like word processing, database development or simply to play games with your friend.


Immediate effects of this Invention
With the invention of a program-stored computer, some businesses would try to make a profit out of it and they did it. Who hasn't heard of IBM? The direct descendant of Herman Hollerith's Tabulating Machine Company, it is the fifth largest industrial corporation in America and the world's biggest computer ...

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