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Whats the name of the first electronic computer? ABC (Atansoff-Berry Computer)
Who made the UNIVAC Mauchly and Eckert
who was the UNIVAC first sold to? The U.S. census Bureau in 1951
How was the second generation different from the first? It was smaller
What could the magnetic tape do? Ability to read (access) data quickly and reliably. Ability to write (store) data quickly and reliably
COBOL? Common Business Oriented Language
What was popular among businesses? IBM system 360
WHat did the microprocesser do? Made possible to build a computer known as Microcomputer.
What is the name of the first microcomputer? Altair
What do mainframes do? Handle tasks that required the storage and processing of huge amounts of information.
What could one IC replace? Hundreds of transistors
What does IC stand for? Integrated Circuits
What is widely used today for windows programming/ BASIC
What is the COBOLs purpose? To provide a common language for use on all computers.
who designed COBOL? Grace Murray Hopper
what does the ABC do? Stored numbers for calculations by electronically burning holes in sheets of paper
When was the ENAIC made? June 1943-Began during World War 11
what replaced hundreds of transistors? The IC
What was the purpose of the ENAIC? To calculate the trajectory of artillery shells
Created by: lc11