Computers were invented to make complex mathematical calculations possible and make tasks easier for humans. Even modern computers perform calculations in addition to the myriad other tasks they perform. While the first ... More »

Charles Babbage invented his analytical engine between 1833 and 1871. The first freely programmable calculator, considered the first digital computer, was called the Z1 and was created in 1936 by Konrad Zuse. It spurred ... More »

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Charles Babbage invented the first mechanical computer, called the Difference Engine, in 1821 and completed it in 1832. The Difference Engine could perform simple calculations and compile mathematical tables. Babbage lat... More »

Negative effects of computers in the lives of humans include increased cybercrimes and loss of jobs. In addition, people require training in order to use computers. At the same time, computers are costly, and also requir... More »

Charles Babbage invented his analytical engine between 1833 and 1871. The first freely programmable calculator, considered the first digital computer, was called the Z1 and was created in 1936 by Konrad Zuse. It spurred ... More »

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Email was invented in 1972 by Ray Tomlinson, who figured out a way to send a message from computer to computer. He chose the @ symbol in order to do this. Jon Postel was one of the first to use email. More »

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Ada Lovelace is considered the first computer programmer and the first to write software for a computer. The program was published along with her notes for Babbage's Analytical Engine in 1843, though the Engine was never... More »