Contribution of Google to the History of Modern Computing

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CONTRIBUTION OF GOOGLE TO THE HISTORY OF MODERN COMPUTING1IntroductionThe computer is one of the most significant inventions of the mankind. The capability to storeand compute data offers us the capability to handle the various problems that would not bepossible to tackle otherwise. A person can spend years to know the history of computers asthere are so many inventions and books written on computing. The computer was not madefor the e-mails or entertainment, but it was created to solve the crisis of number-crunching.Nowadays, the power of computing lies on the smartphones which we use. Further, thehistory of computers is given that changed the world and made it technologically advanced.Then the contribution of Google is given below to the history of modern computing whichhelped people to play games, surfing the internet and streamlining multimedia in extension tothe crisis of crunching.History of Computers that Changed the WorldFurther, there is a history of computers which is being highlighted by some of theauthoritative computers which are as follows. Harvard Mark l, the computers wereelectronically mechanical which further means that they accustomed the mechanical elementsas the aspect of the computing process. Harvard Mark l was a computer of five-ton whichwas created in 1944, and it used to read to instructions through the taper of paper. Thecomputer didn’t have various features of modern computing. ENIAC was the first generalcomputer of general-purpose. The computer was completely programmable and digital. Theweight of the computer was 27-ton and diminutive the power of computing of the formercomputers. The computer was mainly used by the military of the US with the calculations ofartillery and the first problem as a task which was given to this computer was to implementthe design of hydrogen bomb. The features of the computer were improvised over the periodof years and the mechanism of storing program was inculcated in 1948. Manchester Babycomputer was created in 1948 and was utilized as a test bed for the technology i.e. WilliamsTube. The computer was used for the memory of short-term and it was attainable to load theprograms into the memory of computers. Further, the Manchester Mark l was created whichimprovised the conception of electronic storage by adjoining the drum of magnetic. BMSystem 360, earlier the programs which were developed for the computers would only beused on that particular computer only. The mainframe of IBM system 360 changed thisprocess. It could be used in various models with the distinct power of processing, and the
CONTRIBUTION OF GOOGLE TO THE HISTORY OF MODERN COMPUTING2machines were compatible enough with the other machines, and this means that theapplications which are created for a machine would be used on other machines as well.Further, this approach was adopted for the upcoming computers. Dynabook, the computerswhich were developed earlier were not the prototypes and Dynabook is one of the exceptions.The computer was created in 1968, and the concept of the computer attributed the keyboardand display which were attached on the same slate. It was very easy to carry the Dynabookwith one hand only and included the main elements of the user interface i.e. keyboard anddisplay. The design of the Dynabook influenced Steve Jobs as he believed in the simplicity ofthe prototype. The tablet computers which were designed after 1968 were based on theconcept of Dynabook. Apple II, the people of 1970 saw the plenitude of personal computersand most of them were very successful, and Apple II was the most authoritative. It made anattempt for the average people so that they can afford the computer and also the made theapproach of computers accessible for the common people(, 2016). Theproduction of the computer was till 1993 and till then seven million computers were sold, andit gave the Apple great share of the early profit and furthered the funds were provided toleadoff other personal computers.IBM 5150, the era of 1980 started with the IBM 5150, and it was the first product which wascreated to the compatible platform of IBM. The computer was not a fanatic computer but thad all the features which were required in the personal computers during that time as thepowerful CPU-8088, and the drive of floppy disk was also available. Further, it was followedby various products of IBM during 1980, and the various compatible models of IBM weremade by various manufacturers. The 5150 leadoff the personal computer which we know inTodays time as it is a platform which can run software along with distinct hardware. CompaqPortable, during 1980, the portable computers were also available. The Compaq portable wasthe most authoritative one during that time. In 1983, the compatible portable of IBM was agreat success. It had the attributes of hardware and was also compatible with the ordinarysoftware. The weight of the personal computer was 28 pounds which were equal to the size ofa suitcase(, 2016). Therefore, the size of the personal computer was verysmall at that time and further the broad variety of same devices were implemented in the nextera. Apple Macintosh, the computer was not the first one along with the operating system ofgraphics rather it was the first one to use that. The line of the command was exiled in favor offascinated graphics of on-screen and along with it mouse was created for the purpose ofnavigation. The creation of the computer was announced in the advertisement of ‘1984'. The
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