Computers And Its Impact On The United States Of The 1930 ' S

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Prior to the 1930’s the word computer would have been defined as: a person who makes calculations, especially with a calculating machine. Today, computers are defined as: an electronic device for storing and processing data, typically in binary form, according to instructions given to it in a variable program. Humans and computers are evolving side by side to become the perfect couple in this information age. From business to education to even the medical field, computers have helped humans mold and assist us grow and evolve into what we are today.

In the BC years, a lot of the tasks we would usually do with a computer were done in other ways. Computers first started with a man named Jay Randolph Monroe in 1912. Mr. Monroe saw growing demands for simpler, faster figuring with proven accuracy. With the help of a man named Mr. Baldwin, they together created the very first Monroe Manual Rotary Calculator. This calculator initiated the use of the word “computers”. The “computers” where not machines, but humans, and they worked in “computer rooms” full of small desks. The Monroe Manual Rotary Calculator was a crank machine that multiplies quickly and easily. You would set one number in the keys, then the “computers” would crank the big crank forward one turn to add and back to subtract. Twenty-four years later the first freely programmable computer was created by Konrad Zuse. The Z1 computer was only capable of executing instructions read from the punch tape reader, so the…

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