In 1822, Charles Babbage first idealized a machine capable of making computations. In 1936, Alan Turing created the first modern-style computer, and Konrad Zuse created the first electronic-programmable computer. In 1942... More »

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The first digital computer, the Atanasoff-Berry Computer or ABC, was developed by John Vincent Atanasoff and his student, Cliff Berry, between 1937 and 1942. The ABC, however, was not fully functional; therefore, many co... More »

The first computer virus was created on an Apple II computer in 1981, by a 9th grader. Richard Skrenta was that smart and mischievous 9th grader who knew a lot about computers. He first wrote code on his friends’ pirated... More »

The first mechanical computer was the Difference Engine built in 1822 by Charles Babbage, considered as the "father of the computer." Between 1847 and 1849, he made an improved version of his first model, which he called... More »

Ada Byron wrote a plan giving suggestions on how the Analytical Engine, created by Charles Babbage, could be used to produce a table of the Bernoulli numbers. In 1979, the U.S. Department of Defense developed a software ... More »

The first machine resembling modern-day computers was created by Charles Babbage in 1822. At that time, the primary goal for Babbage was to create a machine that was capable of computing math problems. More »

In 1822, the mathematician Charles Babbage designed the first programmable computer, which was steam powered and programmed with punch cards. However, Babbage was unable to complete the machine, which he called a differe... More »