The Innovative Rise And Effects Of Computer Corporations

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THE INNOVATIVE RISE AND EFFECTS OF COMPUTER CORPORATIONS According to “The History, Development, and Importance of Personal Computers” of Science and Its Times, in 2001, estimates believed that “there will be 2 billion PCs in use worldwide as of 2014.” Today, computers have changed our modern society. Almost every human being is using a computer either by ordering out a drive thru at a fast food restaurant or even just surfing the web. Computers allow the world to be interconnected and people from all over the globe to communicate within seconds. To find the foundation of computers, we must look at the creation of the first computer and the innovations that led up to computer corporations. Next, we must examine the rise of large computer…show more content…
Another essential element in creating a computer is the knowledge of how to use electricity (“History, Development, and Importance”). All computers eventually develop the same basic components: a CPU, RAM, hard disk drive, input and output devices, and a constant power source (Goldsmith and Jackson). The first computer became the foundation of all computer development and innovations were created afterwards to support and improve upon it. According to the article “ENIAC” from World of Inventions, the first computer that required the use of electricity was called ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) and it was designed by J. Presper Eckert and John Mauchly during World War II (“ENIAC”). Eckert and Mauchly’s ENIAC “contained 18,000 vacuum tubes and required 160,000 watts of power. It weighed thirty tons, and took up over 1,500 square feet” (“ENIAC”). In “The Development of Computer Assisted Mathematics” in Science and Its Times, ENIAC was built to use numbers to describe the behavior of explosives, high performance aircraft, and the weather (“Mathematics”). Even though ENIAC’s main use was for military purposes, it can also make meteorology calculations and help with nuclear weapons research (“ENIAC”). According to Brian Overland, a professional programmer of the C family of languages, “electronic . . . made it possible to use wires and vacuum tubes to stimulate logical operations,” and allowed for the use of wires and vacuum
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