Google's Contribution to Modern Computing


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CONTRIBUTION OF GOOGLE TO THE HISTORY OF MODERN COMPUTING1Introduction The 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 be possible to tackle otherwise. A person can spend years to know the history of computers as there are so many inventions and books written on computing. The computer was not made for 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, the history 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 which helped people to play games, surfing the internet and streamlining multimedia in extension tothe crisis of crunching.History of Computers that Changed the World Further, there is a history of computers which is being highlighted by some of the authoritative computers which are as follows. Harvard Mark l, the computers were electronically 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 which was created in 1944, and it used to read to instructions through the taper of paper. The computer didn’t have various features of modern computing. ENIAC was the first general computer of general-purpose. The computer was completely programmable and digital. The weight of the computer was 27-ton and diminutive the power of computing of the former computers. The computer was mainly used by the military of the US with the calculations of artillery and the first problem as a task which was given to this computer was to implement the design of hydrogen bomb. The features of the computer were improvised over the period of years and the mechanism of storing program was inculcated in 1948. Manchester Baby computer was created in 1948 and was utilized as a test bed for the technology i.e. Williams Tube. The computer was used for the memory of short-term and it was attainable to load the programs into the memory of computers. Further, the Manchester Mark l was created which improvised the conception of electronic storage by adjoining the drum of magnetic. BM System 360, earlier the programs which were developed for the computers would only be used on that particular computer only. The mainframe of IBM system 360 changed this process. It could be used in various models with the distinct power of processing, and the
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CONTRIBUTION OF GOOGLE TO THE HISTORY OF MODERN COMPUTING2machines were compatible enough with the other machines, and this means that the applications 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 computers which 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 keyboard and display which were attached on the same slate. It was very easy to carry the Dynabook with one hand only and included the main elements of the user interface i.e. keyboard and display. 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 the concept of Dynabook. Apple II, the people of 1970 saw the plenitude of personal computers and most of them were very successful, and Apple II was the most authoritative. It made an attempt for the average people so that they can afford the computer and also the made the approach of computers accessible for the common people (Makeuseof.com, 2016). The production 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 to leadoff other personal computers. IBM 5150, the era of 1980 started with the IBM 5150, and it was the first product which was created to the compatible platform of IBM. The computer was not a fanatic computer but t had all the features which were required in the personal computers during that time as the powerful CPU-8088, and the drive of floppy disk was also available. Further, it was followed by various products of IBM during 1980, and the various compatible models of IBM were made by various manufacturers. The 5150 leadoff the personal computer which we know in Todays time as it is a platform which can run software along with distinct hardware. Compaq Portable, during 1980, the portable computers were also available. The Compaq portable was the most authoritative one during that time. In 1983, the compatible portable of IBM was a great success. It had the attributes of hardware and was also compatible with the ordinary software. The weight of the personal computer was 28 pounds which were equal to the size ofa suitcase (Mason.gmu.edu, 2016). Therefore, the size of the personal computer was very small 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 of graphics 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 of navigation. The creation of the computer was announced in the advertisement of ‘1984'. The
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