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The History Of Computers

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Traces the course of technological innovations leading up to today's computers, from Charles Babbage and his analytical engine of the 1860s to the latest laptops. Shows how ideas such as Boolean logic, the binary system, iron core memory, transistors, integrated circuits, and microprocessors have increased the capacity of computers while reducing their size, a phenomenon known as "Moore's law." Explores major concepts, advances, and companies using demonstrations, commentary, and historic film footage and interviews.

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Runtime: 26 minutes

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