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Computer History

The ENIAC, the first general purpose calculator was invented in 1943. This is considered the first computer invented.A year after, the first binary computer, Colossus, was created at Bletchley Park.

The "floppy disk" was introduced by IBM as a means of affordable portable storage in 1971. The Altair 8800 entered the market. It was the first widely sold personal microcomputer in the mid 1970's. Around the same time, Microsoft was founded by Bill Gates and Paul Allen. Ten years later, they released the first version of Windows. Meanwhile, during the mid 1970's, the Apple II, Apple's first fully packaged system with a keyboard, was introduced.

Many new versions of Apple and PC's arose until today and are still being upgraded for tomorrow.



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