The History of Computing

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In this video, we’ll be discussing the evolution of computing – more specifically, the evolution of the technologies that have brought upon the modern computing era.

00:00 Intro

[0:30-5:33] Origins of Computing – Starting off we’ll look at, the origins of computing from as far back as 3000 BC with the abacus and progressing to discuss some of the first mechanical computers. After this, we’ll get to see the first signs of modern computing emerge, through the use of electromechanical relays in computers along with punched cards for data I/O.

[5:33-8:36] 1st Generation of Computing – Following that we’ll discuss, the 1st generation of modern computing, the vacuum tube era. The first technology that was fully digital and resembled how modern computers operate.

[8:36-10:49] 2nd Generation of Computing – Afterwards we’ll discuss, the 2nd generation of modern computing, the transistor era. The transistor miniaturized the vacuum tube and was much more efficient in terms of speed, power consumption, heat and more. It is the core technology behind how all computers operate today.

[10:49-13:04] 3rd Generation of Computing – To conclude we’ll discuss, the 3rd generation of modern computing, the integrated circuit era. The integrated circuit was able to pack many transistors onto a single chip and is behind the exponential growth of modern technology.

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Soundtrack ➤

♫ 00;00 “Blue Bird” by Av.i
♫ 00;30 “Sun” by HOME
♫ 02;55 “Resonance” by HOME
♫ 05;33 “If I’m Wrong” by HOME
♫ 07;47 “New Machines” by HOME
♫ 10;41 “Decay” by HOME
♫ 13;04 “June” by Aire Atlantica

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  2. Can you find the details to a story I heard, about the US military worked on inventing computers, and tried giving what they learned to corporations who turned them down for several decades because they couldn’t see how they could be useful for making profits from. So the corporations stopped progress by turning the military down. And most people today think that capitalist corporations invented computers, which they did not!

    Also, from the book “Yes, but… The Top Killer Phrases and How You Can Fight Them.” by Charles “Chic” Thompson, 1993 –
    In 1977, Ken Olsen, President of Digital Equipment, said, “There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home.”

    In 1989, Tim Berners-Lee mentioned someday all computers might be connected, and his friend said “Vague, but exciting.” I think 1991.
    Also in 1943, Thomas Watson Sr, founder of IBM, said “The world capacity for computers is 5.”


  4. Please lose the stupid backing track 😱😱😱😱I can’t watch 😳😳😳

  5. Manchester University claims that the Manchester Baby was the world’s first stored program computer.

  6. 5:20 Thats insane! I cant believe this isn't common knowledge

  7. I thought I was watching this video but I accidentally clicked another video that was 18 minutes long how to loose time😮😮😢

  8. Mr Robert Wolf III says:

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  9. Good video, but I have to say that you speak too fast. I know that I can slow down the play-back-speed, but even so, I have to recommend that you leave some time between sentences (I know that Youtube videos in general are pushing towards kutting out silences, but for this type of video, which demands some reflection to absorb the information, a slight pause between sentences becomes crucial).

  10. Thank you for mentioning Zuse!

  11. Bug, bugging, and debugging…
    Damn, I never thought it was because of a real bug😮

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