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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about History of computing.
See also changes related to History of computing, or pages that link to History of computing or to this page or whose text contains "History of computing".

Parent topics

  • Computer [r]: A machine that executes a sequence of instructions. [e]

Subtopics

  • Abacus [r]: A mechanical aid to performing arithmetic which dates back many centuries and is still used in modern times. [e]
  • Claude Shannon [r]: (1916-2001) A theoretical mathematician and electrical engineer, one of the foundational researchers in computer and communications design. [e]
  • Konrad Zuse [r]: Early German computer designer (b. 1910, d. 1995). [e]
  • Personal computer [r]: A computer whose price, size, and features make it suitable for personal use. [e]

Other related topics

  • Central processing unit [r]: The component in an electronic computer that performs all the active processing of its programming directions, and manipulation of data; this includes performing calculations on numbers, and determining which particular steps to perform. [e]