20-06-2012, 11:59 AM
First question to rise after seeing the thread is When was First computer created?
Its an crazy question most ppl ask! suddenly what we do? We think & say Charles Babbage created! Am I rite?
Now am gonna list some computers which started automatic computing engines! this concept leads us to the today's computer.
Any body remember Abacus,Calculators? Yep.most us knew it.! they are early inventions!
First Mechanical Computer:
I think 11th std computer science students knew this!
The Difference Engine is a mechanical calculator first developed by Charles Babbage in 1822.
This was capable of computing sets of Numbers and produces a Hard copy of output. Most of the Scientist History fund plays important role and in Charles life also fund played and due to not more fund to complete his full scale machine.
In June,1992 the London Science Museum developed the Difference Engine 2 for the two hundredth anniversary of Babbage birth and completed in 2000.
In this above picture Doron Swade, Curator at the Science Museum with Difference Engine 2
Days rolled and in 1837 Babbage proposed First General mechanical computer named Analytical Engine. It contained an new concept ALU Arithmetic Logic Unit,Integrated memory and control flow and again due to funding problem this computer also unfinished.
We all know Charles Babbage but we don't know Hendry Babbage! Any guess? yep,he is the youngest son of Charles Babbage and he completed the portion of the Machine!!
Picture of Hendry Babbage: