IBM360

Gigantic components of IBM 360.

computer history museum also goes online

it seems computer history museum offers online version. that’s nice. Article from MercuryNews. check this out. http://www.mercurynews.com/business-headlines/ci_17745077?nclick_check=1

Legendary "Apple I"

photo and text from wikipedia. photo by Ed Uthman. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple_I when I first saw this, I was surprised this woody and cute computer by apple. I can never imagine this company makes most sophisticated computer devices in its design 20 years later. interesting. especially, hand-crafted “apple”s log is nice. from wikipedia. Apple I The Apple [...]

the first successful super computer, CDC 6600

last year, I saw this at computer history museum in mountain view. it was impressive. photo and text from wikipedia. CDC 6600 The CDC 6600 was a mainframe computer from Control Data Corporation, first delivered in 1964. It is generally considered to be the first successful supercomputer, outperforming its fastest predecessor, IBM 7030 Stretch, by [...]

Tablet computer

Text from Wikipedia. Tablet computer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tablet_computer A tablet computer, or simply tablet, is a complete personal mobile computer, larger than a mobile phone or personal digital assistant, integrated into a flat touch screen and primarily operated by touching the screen. It often uses an onscreen virtual keyboard or a digital pen rather than a physical [...]

HRS-100

text from wikipedia. HRS-100 HRS-100, ХРС-100, GVS-100 or ГВС-100, (ref.1, 2 and 3) (Serbian: Hibridni Računarski Sistem, Russian: Гибридная Вычислительная Система, English: Hybrid Computer System) was a third generation hybrid computer developed by Mihajlo Pupin Institute (Serbia, then SFR Yugoslavia) and engineers from USSR. It was deployed in Academy of Sciences of USSR in 1971. [...]

Central processing unit (CPU)

this controls everything….. Central processing unit (CPU) from wikipedia The central processing unit (CPU) is the portion of a computer system that carries out the instructions of a computer program, and is the primary element carrying out the computer’s functions. The central processing unit carries out each instruction of the program in sequence, to perform [...]

Personal Computer – Workstation

Personal Computer – Workstation. explanation regarding Workstation on Wikipedia. A workstation is a high-end personal computer designed for technical or scientific applications. Intended primarily to be used by one person at a time, they are commonly connected to a local area network and run multi-user operating systems. Workstations are used for tasks such as computer-aided [...]

History of Personal Computer (from Wikipedia)

History of Personal Computer (from Wikipedia) In what was later to be called The Mother of All Demos, SRI researcher Douglas Englebart in 1968 gave a preview of what would become the staples of daily working life in the 21st century – e-mail, hypertext, word processing, video conferencing, and the mouse. The demonstration required technical [...]

Minicomputer

what is minicomputer? I have never heard this word and didn’t know what Minicomputer is.  I found this from Wikipedia. Minicomputer (from Wikipedia) A minicomputer (colloquially, mini) is a class of multi-user computers that lies in the middle range of the computing spectrum, in between the largest multi-user systems (mainframe computers) and the smallest single-user [...]