Development of modern computer is essentially a revolutionary process from stone to silicon era. It is believed to be started by the Charles Babbage’s first Mechanical computer named Difference Engine. And, for this invention Babbage is considered as father of computer.For the people working in the field of Computers, it is really necessary to understand the evolution and history of computers in order to discover new technologies. Aldous Huxley quoted “that man do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach”. Therefore, this paper is intended to provide a brief review of all the development stages of computer from its start to present day. It illustrates various landmarks during the life span of computers. History anecdotes written in the paper shows interesting and amusing parts of earlier computing era.
Vacuum tubes, Von Neumann architecture, Transistors, Integrated Circuits, VLSI, Mini Computer, Artificial Intelligence, Super Computer.
Anurag Jagetiya; Dr. C. Ramakrishna; Shiv Prasad Sharma, Reminiscing Genesis of Computer from Stone to Silicon Era, HCTL Open International Journal of Technology Innovations and Research (IJTIR), Volume 14, April 2015, eISSN: 2321-1814, ISBN (Print): 978-1-62951-946-3.