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iPadivity 2 – The curse of the beige box ….

Unless you were born pre-1990, computers and people tend not to mix.

Alright, so that’s a bit of a sweeping statement. However, there is an element of truth in it.

Why? So the computer was invented in 1822 (albeit the “difference engine” and the “analytical engine” some years later) by Charles Babbage but it was, arguably, “brought together” (as Babbage did not build his machine) during the second world war by Alan Turin and Tommy Flowers, to name just a few.

After the war, “Colossus” was taken up by the military to calculate ballistic trajectories. IBM then stated that computers were great but there will only ever need to be 5 computers worldwide. Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak thought rather differently to that and invented the PC. And Bill Gates came along and said he wanted “Windows” powered PC’s on every desk” – and he succeeded.

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