Computers Have Been Used For Thousands Of Years Essay

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Computers have been in use for thousands of years. The concept began with the abacus which was one of the first arithmetic inventions. Solving mathematic equations became easier and were mainly used when counting money. Digital computers did not become available until sometime during World War II. After this invention, the computer continued to steadily advance. More complicated programing was constantly being utilized in the computer and smaller versions became readily available. However, not everything on a computer was used for good. With the invention of the internet, hackers started to appear. Many things were created due to the invention of the computer, most notably being companies like Google, Microsoft, and Apple. The definition of a computer can vary depending on the time. The first time the word computer was used was in a book named The Yong Mans Gleanings written by Richard Braithwait in 1613. In it he says, “I haue read the truest computer of Times, and the best Arithmetician that euer breathed, and he reduceth thy dayes into a short number.” (1). This term used here referred to someone that was skilled at math and calculations. The term remained the same until sometime in the 20th century. Shortly after, it took on the more modern term of a machine that solves computations, replacing the older term of, “One Who Calculates”. The abacus, a primitive form of a computer, was invented by the Romans. It was a device that was commonly used for counting money and
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