Busy. Please wait.
Log in with Clever

show password
Forgot Password?

Don't have an account?  Sign up 
Sign up using Clever

Username is available taken
show password

Make sure to remember your password. If you forget it there is no way for StudyStack to send you a reset link. You would need to create a new account.
Your email address is only used to allow you to reset your password. See our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Already a StudyStack user? Log In

Reset Password
Enter the associated with your account, and we'll email you a link to reset your password.
Didn't know it?
click below
Knew it?
click below
Don't Know
Remaining cards (0)
Embed Code - If you would like this activity on your web page, copy the script below and paste it into your web page.

  Normal Size     Small Size show me how

Stack #349092

What was the first computer? Atanasoff-Berry Computer(ABC Computer)
Name two advantages from the transistor. Smaller, Less Expensive, Caclulating speeds up to 10,000 caclulations per second.
What was the first medium-sized computer? Model 650
Name all three programming languages. Fortran, Cobol, and Basic
What were two of the disadvantages from the first generation computers? Many vacuum tubes, vacuum tubes were large, and very expensive
Name two other characteristics from the model 650. It was a change in the way data was stored, more widely used by business people.
What are the advantages from magnetic tape? Ability to read data quickly reliably, ability to write data quickly reliably.
The new high-level programming language were easier to use than? Machine language
Who created the high-level programming languages? John Backus and a team
What does Fortran stand for? Formula Translator
What programming language had inuitive commands such as read and write? Fortran
What is the most widely used high level programming language Cobol
What does Cobol stand for? Common Business Oriented Language
Who designed Cobol? Grace Murray Hopper
What was the purpose for cobol language? To provide a common language for use on all computers.
What does Basic language mean? Beginner's all purpose symbolic instruction code.
Who created basic language? John Kemeny and Thomas Kurtz
Jack Kilby and Robert Noyce created what? The integrated chip
In 1964, this computer was one of the first computers to use integrated circuits. IBM System 360
Who invented the Microprocessor? Marcian Hoff in 1970
Who invented the vacuum tube? William DeForest
What year were transistors made? 1947
How big is an Integrated Chip? .5" wide by 1.5" long
How many users are needed to use a mainframe? Multi-users
Who developed the Cobol language? The Department of Defense in 1959
Created by: jessecb502
Popular Miscellaneous sets




Use these flashcards to help memorize information. Look at the large card and try to recall what is on the other side. Then click the card to flip it. If you knew the answer, click the green Know box. Otherwise, click the red Don't know box.

When you've placed seven or more cards in the Don't know box, click "retry" to try those cards again.

If you've accidentally put the card in the wrong box, just click on the card to take it out of the box.

You can also use your keyboard to move the cards as follows:

If you are logged in to your account, this website will remember which cards you know and don't know so that they are in the same box the next time you log in.

When you need a break, try one of the other activities listed below the flashcards like Matching, Snowman, or Hungry Bug. Although it may feel like you're playing a game, your brain is still making more connections with the information to help you out.

To see how well you know the information, try the Quiz or Test activity.

Pass complete!
"Know" box contains:
Time elapsed:
restart all cards