The word computer has been around since at least 1613. When it was first written down, it referred to a person who carried out calculations or computations. Our current understanding, that it is a machine, is a relatively new construction beginning in the mid 20th century. So do you know how we got from a person doing manual calculations to current computers that can do billions of calculations a second? Try your hand at the computer history quiz to see if you truly are a computer history genius!
Computer History Trivia
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- FunFactz.com; Computer Facts http://www.funfactz.com/computer-facts/
- Computer Hope.com; When was the first computer invented?http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000984.htm
- Computer History. Org; Timeline of Computer History http://www.computerhistory.org/timeline/?category=cmptr