Computers are an essential part of our modern world. They are involved in just about every aspect of our lives like allowing hospitals and businesses to function smoothly, making money transactions a breeze, and connecting us socially.
The history of computers started long before anyone reading this article was born. Many inventors contributed many inventions through the years that eventually led to our modern day computer. Hewlett-Packard was founded by David Packard and Bill Hewlett in California in 1939. At that time there were two jobs computers carried out and they were entirely separate technologies: automated calculation and programmability.
When I was a child, during the 1980s, Apple computers were all the rage. They were large, bulky, very heavy, and extremely slow, but to us they were the latest technology. The games that we played on them were pixelated and simple. They looked very archaic compared to the high definition computers today.
The computers of 2013 are slim, small, light, efficient, and have amazing power and speed. You can watch HD movies, play real-time games with people around the world, talk by video to a loved one thousands of miles away, and even go to school or work full time from home. Computers have become an irreplaceable part of society.
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