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Where we are today and how we communicate with hardware is the best place to start a journey backwards.
A short and sweet big picture understanding of the history of electronic forms of communication.
Captain Caveman, Fred Flintstone, Grug Crood: Our early (fictional) communicators.
From cave paintings to Cuneiform
The Rosetta Stone and Heiroglyphics
Computers are everywhere but how did we come to need them so much?
It might seem like an obvious piece of any numerical system, but the zero is a surprisingly recent development in human history.
A brief outline of 51 different writing systems from around the world, divided into 6 types
The Phoenicians develop an alphabet: Abjad
The need for faster communication develops
Okay these stone tablets are heavy. We need something better.
Introducing the printing press and mass production of printed material.
Before we had telegraph lines, we had the Semaphore telegraph
Ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore communication
Inspiring early computing.
Punch Cards and weaving patterns.
The telegraph - Dots and Dashes. Where the Zero and One got inspiration.
Big changes are coming. Farewell Pony Express. Hello Telegraph Lines
Goodbye agrarian and handicraft economy. Hello industry and machine manufacturing.
The father of Computing.
The mother of Computer Programming
The Wizard of Menlo Park
The inventor of the telephone
Italian inventor and electrical engineer, known for his pioneering work on long-distance radio transmission and a radio telegraph system.
Before we had the we had IBM, we had the Hollerith tabulating machine.
You will be surprised to find that the Typewriter has been in the works since the 1700's.
Electronic television is based on the development of the cathode ray tube - CRT
The Father of Artificial Intelligence
Alan Turing introduces us to the idea of on and off as a way to represent, well anything.
The year is 1939 and Electronicmechanical technology ends and Electronic Computation begins. This is an era of change.
Who made the first "REAL" digital computer?
With the first computer also comes the FIRST computer programming language.
Can machines think?
Not La-La-Bomba but Bombe which is the machine that helped bring a halt to World War 2.
The race was on. Who would hold the title of building the first fully electric programmable computer?
Still alive today, the Von Neuman Architecture designed in 1945 is yet to be challenged.
Pictures are worth a thousand words. The first computer to use video displays for output, the whirlwind.
Changing the World. 1947 - Hello transistor. Farewell Vacuum Tubes. The transistor replaces the less-suitable vacuum tube.
Tennis for Two (1958)
One of the first sports video game that simulates a game of tennis.
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