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Chapter 0 Brief History of Computing
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The History of Computing Efforts to record and communicate data Cave dwellers painted pictures on walls; Egyptians wrote on papyrus; In 3,000 BC Sumerians created a device for representing  numbers consisting of a box with stones; In 2,000 BC the Chinese developed the abacus. In Central America the Mayans developed a very  sophisticated system more advance than the Roman’s. Over the centuries people have developed a wide  variety of tools and techniques to calculate, record  and process data 
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The History of Computers Modern day computers have evolved from the  mechanical devices created in the 1600,  1700 and 1800’s In 1642 Blaise Pascal designed a mechanical adding  machine In the early 19 th  century Charles Babbage set about  designing and creating machines to solve  mathematical equations He designed the Difference and Analytical Engines.   Both were mechanical machines He was influenced by Jacquard loom – a 1805 invention  that used punch cards to vary weave style
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Jacquard Loom Difference Difference Engine Engine
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The History of Computers Ada Byron, also known as the Countess of    Lovelace, developed the instructions for doing  computing on the analytical engine she created the stored computer program coded 
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course BUS ADM 230 taught by Professor Kasum during the Fall '07 term at Wisconsin Milwaukee.

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