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History and Timeline of Computers

Lisa Richards, Educational Outreach Writer

They are in our homes, workplace and even our automobiles. They have become an integral part of our daily lives and we can't remember what life was like without them. What are these wonderful creations? Computers of course!

Computers began modestly as machines which helped with mathematical problems. From humble beginnings, computers have evolved into the sophisticated tools that we use today.

For a look at the history of computers and some of the pioneers that have advanced the technology, we have assembled a collection of informative links.

Early Computers

Early Calculating and Computing Machines

Early Computing

Early Computing Machines

Development of Early Computers

Early Computing Pioneers

Modern History of Computers

The History of Computing

Ada Loveless

Charles Babbage

Computer Pioneer Information

Computer Timeline

History of Computers: A Brief Timeline

Computer History Timeline

A Brief Computer History

The History of Computing

History of Technology

Internet Timeline

An Internet History Timeline

Internet Timeline

A Timeline of the Internet

Modern Computers

History of Modern Computing

The Birth of Modern Computing

Types of Computers

How a Computer Works

Computer History Resources

Computer History Museum Online Resources

Computer Oral History Collection

History of Computing Resources