Ada Lovelace is credited as being the first computer programmer, but a lot has changed since she wrote the first computer algorithm in 1843. Over the decades that followed punch cards and vacuum tubes dominated the computer landscape until transistors paved the way for computer chips in 1956. Jack Kilby made the first integrated circuit out of transistors just two years later, propelling computer science forward at rocket speed for the next several decades. Now we have computers in our pockets more powerful than the first space shuttle just 50 years later. Learn more about the evolution of computer science from this infographic!


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  1. Yes how far we have come in a short time, I started with computer in the Air force in 1966. We started to see friends with the home computers around 1976, I got my first one for the home in 1980. A Vic-20 and followed by a C-64, the C-64 was the real start of the computer age. It wasn’t the IBM deck top, if it wasn’t for the C-64 and games we would not be where we are today. It was business programs that pushed the market, it was games plain and simple. I miss the days of everything shared in the computer world. My brother was was at one of the first computer club meeting with Bill Gates. Bill steals DOS from the Tandy and steals everything from everyone markets it and goes after other for stealing his stuff. To us in the beginning it was an adventure, to gates it was a market.

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