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Personal Computing: Past, Present, and Future

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  1. Personal Computing: Past, Present, and Future By: Mike Wills

  2. Presentation Outline • What is a PC? • Brief History • Current Industry Status • Future

  3. What is a PC? Merriam Webster defines a personal computer as: • A general-purpose computer equipped with a microprocessor and designed to run especially commercial software (as a word processor or Internet browser) for an individual user

  4. History

  5. History - Before PC’s • Mainframes • Very Large and expensive • Corporations, Government, and Universities • Jobs prepared on punch cards • Could take hours or days to get job results • Minicomputers • Early 60’s • Still large and fairly expensive • Much more convenient

  6. History - The Microprocessor • Combined arithmetic, logic, and control functions into one integrated circuit • Costs and size dropped dramatically • First invented: • Texas Instruments TMS 1000 • September 17, 1971 • First commercially available: • Intel 4004 • November 15, 1971

  7. History - Innovations

  8. History – “1977 Trinity” • Brought personal computing into mainstream society • Commodore PET • Apple II • TRS-80

  9. History – What Comes Next? • Commodore64 • IBM PC 5150 • Apple Macintosh 128k • Microsoft Windows 3.0, 3.1, and 95 • Apple iMac, and PowerMac

  10. Current Industry

  11. Current – The Computer • Processors • Clock Speeds • Multi-Core • Moore’s law • RAM • Input Devices • Output Devices • Storage

  12. Current - Innovations • Google Glass • OCZ Neural Impulse Actuator • Samsung Youm Flexible Displays

  13. Future

  14. Future – Where Are We Headed? • Laptops and Desktops on the decline

  15. Future – Rise of the Tablet • Apple vs Android

  16. Future: Desktops

  17. Questions?

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