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Answered 2011-09-14 10:18:40

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1936 - z1 computer

1944-Harvard mark 1 computer

uses-code encryptions in Germany and Britain

CPU basis - a large relay circuit w/ vacuum tubes

1946-ENIAC computer

uses-space programs

CPU basis - smaller vacuum tubes

1951-UNIVAC computer

uses-saving typeing information

CPU basis - keycards later analog data tapes w/ vacuum tubes

1971- ODYSSEY game system

uses-video game playing

CPU basis- silicon chip 150 bit

1973-primitive modems

1974- ATARI 3600 game system

uses-video game playing

CPU basis - 6502 CPU core 1.2kbit silicon chip

1976- APPLE II computer

uses-game and teaching

CPU basis - 730KB floppy disk 3.5KB silicon chip

1984-MICROSOFT PC-DOS

uses-anything

CPU basis - Pentium CPU core 730KB/1.44MB disk 36MB Hard Drive 80KB memory

1985-NES game system

uses-Video Games

CPU basis - 6502 CPU core 500KB chip

1991-SEGA game system

uses-video games

CPU basis - 8-bit ,instrument mod music

1993-SNES game system

uses-video games

CPU basis - 16-bit, 4MB cartridge

1995-Microsoft WIN-95

uses-anything

CPU basis- Pentium II CPU core 2GB HD, 700MB CD-ROM

1995-first world wide web

1996-Nintendo 64

1997-PlayStation CD based game system

2002-X box, PS2

2003- windows XP 100GB HD/ 4GB MEM Pentium 4

2004-I-Mac computer

2006-WIN-vista

2008-PS3, X-box 360, Nintendo WII

2010-WIN-7 1TB HD/ 16GB MEM

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