The history of early computing (in pictures)

Here’s a lovely set of pictures of early computing machines from ancient times to 1981 – from the abacus to the IBM personal computer, curtesy of io9. Some of these will be familiar to you, but you’re bound to see some new machines.

The Chinese Abacus ‘Suan Pan’


from The Universal Machine http://universal-machine.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-history-of-early-computing-in.html

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About driwatson
I'm a New Zealand author, computer scientist and blogger specialising in Artificial Intelligence. I also have an interest in the history of computing and have just written a popular science book called "The Universal Machine - from the dawn of computing to digital consciousness."

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