Mobile Computing Is And Ever Developing Way Of Life

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Mobile computing is and ever developing way of life. It has given the business professional the capability to take the office on the road. Now people do not need a computer at home to be online. You can have the same capability with a tablet or smart phone. Data plans for mobile devices also allow more people access to the internet. Not all devices will run programs like a computer, but not every person needs access to programs such as Microsoft Word or Excel. The typical user just wants to check Facebook, maybe look at the local weather forecast or find a restaurant to eat at. In this day and age it is ever easier to keep up with life’s momentum with mobile computing. Life in general has become more frantic and fast paced over the last…show more content…
“The word "computer" was first recorded as being used in 1613 and was originally was used to describe a human who performed calculations or computations” (Computer Hope). The first mechanical computer was invented back in the early 1800’s by “Charles Babbage” (Computer Hope). The “Difference Engine, considered to be the first automatic computing engine that was capable of computing several sets of numbers and making hard copies of the results” (Computer Hope). In modern terms it was nothing more than a calculator with a paper roll.
With this concept it still took over a century for what would be the start of the modern computer to come around. “The Z1, originally created by Germany 's Konrad Zuse in his parents ' living room in 1936 to 1938 and is considered to be the first electro-mechanical binary programmable (modern) computer and really the first functional computer” (Computer Hope).
Today’s mobile computing consists of an ever growing number of devices and it seems like a new type of device comes out every few years or so. One of the great advantages mobile computing has been able to enjoy is playing off the existing technologies. Without advancement in computer field the mobile world would not exist like it dose.
“Mobile computers can usefully be divided into a number of categories. Firstly, many mobile computers are laptops -- or basically portable versions of desktop PCs, and usually based around the same type of
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