From the immense complexity and size of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine in the 19th century and Alan Turing’s Bombe code breaking machine in World War II, our computers have progressed beyond recognition. Cogs and gears gave way to vacuum tubes and then transistors took over. Finally, the silicon chip arrived and enabled computers to become more powerful and far smaller than anyone had ever imagined.
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The History of Mobile Computing
Posted on Tuesday, Mar 06 2007 @ 08:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck