In my opinion I.T really started with the development of the first computer, the EDVAC. This was a gigantic mainframe computer with no monitor, keyboard or mouse. After a few years personal computers were developed and now you can do things that you could never o before. This was all triggered by the first computer.
During 1945 John von Neumann wrote "First Draft of a Report on the EDVAC" in which he outlined the architecture of a stored-program computer. Electronic storage of programming information and data, eliminate the need for the more clumsy methods of programming, such as punched paper tape; a concept that had characterized mainstream computer development since 1945. Hungarian-born von Neumann demonstrated prodigious expertise in hydrodynamics, ballistics, meteorology, game theory, statistics and the use of mechanical deices for computation. After the war, he concentrated on the development of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Studies computer and its copies around the world.
In February of 1946, the public got its first glimpse of the ENIAC, a machine built by John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert that improved 1,000 times on the speed of its contemporaries.
Start of project: 1943
Programmed: plug board and switches
Speed: 5,000 operations per second
Input/Output: cards, lights, switches, plugs
Floor space: 1,000 square feet
Project leaders: John Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert
In the following section I am going to write about the impact that I.T. and computers have on Modern Society: More...