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R. OkunevThe Psychology of Evolving Technologyhttps://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4842-8686-9_1

1. History of Computing

Rhoda Okunev1  
Tamarac, FL, USA

The history of the personal computer and other technological advances is by no means a straight path or one person’s idea. The current state is a result of many advances. At times, an invention was arrived at by chance or by mistake. Some inventions were developed for wartime needs. The technological advances that affect many parts of our lives today have a story and inventor behind them. This chapter will take a look at some of them.

To Begin With…

Ada Byron Lovelace, a mathematician from England and the daughter ...

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