Computers

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Computers Computers have made life easier for the human race. Americans today take for granted the great impact the computer has on their lives, making things easier, faster, and more convenient for them. Computers helped the world a lot and helped us take a large step into the future. Almost anything you know is run or made by computers, industry, cars, jets, and ect. Computers are the most important innovations in history, without computers the world would not be able to function in the manner today that people are accustom to. Before there were electronic computers most of the tasks we now do with a computer were done other ways. Computers today have replaced many of the roles that people had once done manually. This is both…show more content…
"The first complex computer was ENIAC, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer/Calculator" (Lewis 17). This computer was so big that it took up a large room. ENIAC was invented by Presper Eckert, John W. Maulchy, and their associates. ENIAC was created during World War II, it was used to calculate movement and strategies for the military during the war. It was very helpful for America during World War II. John Vincent Atanasoff was born on October 4th, 1903. Atanasoff was a professor of mathematics and physics, that had always been interested in finding new ways to perform mathematical calculations at a faster rate. He was the inventor of the electric digital computer. Clifford Berry, a graduate student, and also a gifted engineer helped in assisting Atanasoff in building that world 's first electronic computer. ""In December 1939, the first prototype of the Atanasoff Berry Computer (ABC) was ready"" (Do 2). ""John Vincent Ananasoff gave birth to the field of electronic computing, in doing so, he also gave birth to a new era, an era of computers"" (Do 3). It is important to know how to use a computer, as a benefit to make your life easier and simpler. A computer collect, processes, stores, and outputs information. An input allows you to communicate with a computer. A key to communicate with a computer. A keyboard, mouse, and scanner are all types of input devices. You provide the input, when you type a command or

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