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Inventors of the Modern Computer (Konrad Zuse)


The First Freely Pogrammable Computer invented by Konrad Zuse

Konrad Zuse biography and technical details on his computers.

Konrad Zuse

Konrad Zuse (1910-1995) was a construction engineer for the Henschel Aircraft Company in Berlin, Germany at the beginning of WWII. Konrad Zuse earned the semiofficial title of “inventor of the modern computer” for his series of automatic calculators, which he invented to help him with his lengthy engineering calculations. Zuse has modestly dismissed the title while praising many of the inventions of his contemporaries and successors as being equally if not more important than his own.

One of the most difficult aspects of doing a large calculation with either a slide rule or a mechanical adding machine is keeping track of all intermediate results and using them, in their proper place, in later steps of the calculation. Konrad Zuse wanted to overcome that difficulty. He realized that an automatic-calculator device would require three basic elements: a control, a memory, and a calculator for the arithmetic. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on April 19, 2011 in Technology

 

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Masa depan dunia komputer !!


Mungkin 2 atau 3 tahun yang lalu .. laptop merupakan suatu perangkat komputer yang sangat didamba-dambakan oleh orang-orang yang bergerak di bidang IT, para mahasiswa/i, jurnalis, dsb.. Selain karena ukurannya yang kecil dan dapat digunakan dimana saja Fungsi laptop sudah mengarah ke dalam gaya hidup seseorang, bahkan oleh beberapa kalangan sebuah laptop merupakan perangkat wajib yang harus dibawa disaat mereka melakukan perjalanan kemana saja seperti kantor, kampus, sekolah, cafe, mall, dsb.. Tapi tanpa disadari saat ini harga laptop semakin hari semakin menurun bahkan saat ini harga laptop ada yang dibawah 4 JT rupiah yang disebut dengan netbook.. Dengan kondisi seperti sekarang maka pengguna perangkat mobile ini semakin tinggi saja, dikarenakan era digital yang semakin maju dan persaingan produsen-produsen lokal serta asing yang memasarkan produk-produknya merupakan salah satu faktor tingginya para pengguna laptop/netbook di Indonesia. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2010 in Gadget, Technology

 

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