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CB-GEN

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QuestionAnswer
What number system did they use? binary
How many tubes did ABC contain? hundereds
How did ABC store numbers for calculations? by electronically burning holes in sheets of paper
(Electronic discrete Variable automatic computer) EDVAC
(electronic delay storage automatic computer) EDSAC
Who built EDVAC and EDSAC Mauchly, Eckert, and von Neumann
what was EDVAC and EDSAC designed to do? Designed to solve many different problems by simply entering new instructions that were stored on paper tape
machine language 0s and 1s
who built the UNIVAC Mauchly and Eckert
disadvandage of 1st gen. computers too many vacuums and too large
advantage of 1st gen. computers the ability to perform up to 1000 calculations per second
model 650 advantages SmallerCapable of handling a flood of paperwork
advantages to magnetic tape ability to read (access) data quickly and reliablyability to write (store) data quickly and reliably
Types of Programming Languages FORTRAN
FORTRAN commands READ and WRITE
Third generation computers advantages popular among businessessmaller sizeless expensive
who invented mircroprocessor marcian hoff
who built the first apple computor Stephen wozniak and Steven jobs
who was founder of microsoft Bill gates
what kind of computors do we use today PC
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