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What is the ABC? Antasoff-Berry Computer
What was the EDVAC and EDSAC made to do? Solve problems by entering new instuctions that are stored on paper tape
What did UNIVAC stand for? Universal Automatic Computer
What was one disadvantage of first genertation computers? Many vacum tubes
When was the transistor made and by who? Made in 1947 and by William Schockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brittian of Bell Laboratories
What was the ENIAC? Electric integration and calcular
Who created the ENIAC? John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert
What was the only advantage of first generation computers? The ability to perform 1,000 calculations per second
What were the advantages of second generation computers? Smaller and able to handle a flood of paperwork
What was an advantage of magnetic tape? Ability to read data quickly and reliable
Who completed the high level programming language in 1957? John Backus and a team of programmers
What is the most highly used programming language? COBOL
What does BASIC language stand for? Beginners all purpose symbolic instruction code
What did BASIC evolve to? Visual basic
What was the first computer to use integrated circuits? IBM system 360
What is a main frame? A large computer system used for muti-user applications
What computer was the first mainframe? IBM 360
Marcian Hoff invented what in 1970? Microprocesser
What was the first microcomputer? Altair, built in 1975
Who is the founder of Microsoft? Bill Gates
Who created the stored program computer? Alan Turing and John von Neuman
What was the calculating speed of second generation computers? 10,000 per second
What does FORTRAN stand for? FORmula TRANslator
How many transmitors could one IC replace? Hundreds
What was one advantage of the IBM System 360? It was smaller
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