We continue our brief excursion in History of Computers. Next in line – Charles Babbage. Since 1812 Charles Babbage was seized by the idea that the labors of…

Today is another fun day in History of Computers: on January 22, 1998, Chiat/Day introduced The Apple Macintosh, the first consumer computer to popularize the computer mouse and…

Jumping a bit ahead on our History of Computers line of posts, I got so excited and just couldn’t wait to share this little gem I came across…

In 1820 The Arithmometer (or Arithmomètre)  was the first mass-produced calculator invented by Charles Xavier Thomas de Colmar. It was  a mechanical calculator that in addition to adding and…

We are continuing our History of Computers category with the Jacquard mechanical loom (that could be attached to a power loom or a hand loom, the head controlled…

Infinitesimal calculus is the part of mathematics concerned with finding slope of curves, areas under curves, minima and maxima, and other geometric and analytic problems; it consists of…

Blaise Pascal, French mathematician and philosopher, is mostly know as the name behind a “Pascal’s Law”. While researching pressure of liquids, he explained principle that described how a…

Moving on with history of computing devices. In 1623, a Calculating Clock was first invented by Wilhelm Schickard. Wilhelm Schickard (22 April 1592 – 24 October 1635) was…

What comes to your mind when you think of April 15th? How about a celebration of a great genius of all times Leonardo da Vinci? After all, it…

Moving forward from Napier Rods and Napier’s contribution to calculating sticks based on the gelosia, or lattice, multiplication method. In 1620 Edmund Gunter of London makes a straight…