Computer History

How did we get from punch cards to PDAs? Find out in this BrainPOP UK movie, as Tim and Moby guide you through the history of computers. In this educational, animated movie you’ll see examples of early counting devices and discover what the earliest programmable machines did. Find out how punch cards became the earliest form of programming, and how this technology was used during the United States’ 1890 census. Learn about three of the very earliest computers, and watch as developing technology shrank the computer down from five tonnes to the size of your fingernail! Finally, discover two inventions that made computers practical and accessible to all, and learn about the technology that’s just around the corner!

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Computer History