The History of Mobile Computing

Posted on Tuesday, Mar 06 2007 @ 08:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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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Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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