The Evolution of the Computer Since 1936
A computer is a general-purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. In the timeline below you’ll see the evolution of these devices and their capabilities starting in 1936.
First binary computer Z1, built by Konrad Zuse, 1936.
The Atanasoff Berry Computer, later named the ABC, built from 1939-1942.
Howard Aiken & Grace Hopper – The Harvard Mark I computer, 1944.
John Presper Eckert & John W. Mauchly – ENIAC 1 Computer, 1946.
Frederic C. Williams and Tom Kilburn – Manchester Baby Computer, 1948 .
Univac computer, 1951.
IBM 701 EDPM Computer, 1953.
ERMA&MICR (Electronic Recording Machine Accounting and Magnetic Ink Character Recognition), 1955.