This paper takes a keen look at the history of computer technology with a view to is a historical one and it is based on what performs the computer operation. History of Computers: From. Abacus to Smart-phones. Aim: In this lesson, you will learn: Various devices that have been used for computations in the past. History of Computer Systems. □First generation œ ▫vacuum tubes and plug boards (no OS). □Second generation œ ▫transistors. 5. Explain how networking technology and the Internet has changed our world. 6. Discuss the lessons that can be learned from studying the computer's history. Short History of Computing by Frank McCown is licensed under a Creative . computer houdini-connections.co.uk:Spacewar!-PDPjpg. A Brief History of Computers. By. Debdeep Mukhopadhyay. Assistant Professor. Dept of Computer Sc and Engg. IIT Madras. History of Computers. Earliest Computer. • Originally calculations were computed by humans, whose job title was computers. • These human computers were. Unit 1 A Brief History of Computers The development of the modern day computer was the result of advances in technologies and man's need to quantify. The history of computers starts out about years ago in Babylonia ( Mesopotamia), at the invented the first mechanical computer in the early 19th century. The abacus “the first automatic computer” is the earliest known tool of computing. • It was thought to have been invented in Babylon, circa BCE.