History of the Computer

I wouldn't consider myself a fanatic but I really enjoy learning and teaching about the computer's evolution. From the ENIAC and Konrad Zuse's Z1 computer back in the early 40s, to the development of the ALTAIR and the widespread distribution of the Commodore Vic-20 and 64, I love it all!

THE UNIVAC
17 minutes



ENIAC
Footage of the "army" of people keeping it running


A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ENIAC


ENIAC Newsreel - What patrons saw at the cinema in the 40s


STEVE WOZNIAK (WOZ) TALKS ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF APPLE


STEVE JOBS TALKING ABOUT THE APPLE COMPUTER IN 1983


1984 - APPLE COMMERCIAL
ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS COMMERCIALS EVER
AIRED DURING THE SUPERBOWL


A NEAT COMMERCIAL ABOUT MAC VS PC VS LINUX


IBM PC Jr. COMMERCIAL



TRIUMPH OF THE NERDS (1996)One of the best documentaries produced about the people and machines instrumental in the development of the computer
I would also recommend "Machine that Changed the World" (1991)
VIEW VIDEOS HERE







Some notable computers and peripherals

Electronika 901
Russian Computer
Produced in 1991
4.47 MHz - 10 MB HDD - Weight 4.5 kg.

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THE FIRST COMPUTER MOUSE (1964)
LINK

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July 1990 - 10 MB HDD $3,495!!!
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The Commodore Executive - Portable Computer
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Tandy 2000 - Computer Ad from 1985 with Bill Gates
80186 processor

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The Obsborne 1 was considered to be one of the first portable computers. 1981 advertisement
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Article in 1954 showing what the computer of 2004 would look like.
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An anti-piracy ad from the 1980s
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